from China Youthology
Hannah lives in Beijing and works in consumer insights at China Youthology. She double-majored in Religious Studies and Chinese Literature at Middlebury College, and has a MAIS from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.
Jul 30 , 2015
A controversial video filmed in Beijing’s Uniqlo, and subsequent media bonanza, is illustrative of the power that brands have on Chinese youth as a mode of self-actualization – and consumption of rebellion at a distance.
May 29 , 2015
Value formation and identity construction are the deepest pursuits of Chinese youth today, and consumerism appealingly offers the opportunity to form identities based on the choices they make. Luxury brands are being closely identified with corruption, and being avoided as a source of identity and expression.
Mar 25 , 2015
Hannah Lincoln describes the initial challenges of understanding Chinese political opinions and forming an identity as a U.S. citizen living in China. After reading and imagining Bei Dao and Li Tuo’s experiences in The 70s《70年代》a sense of shared spirit was stirred. Art, literature, and cinema are the entry points to a meaningful relationship and understanding of China.