Zak Dychtwald
China's Millennials

Zak Dychtwald

Author, Young China

April 18, 2018 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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**Please note the date of this event has changed from the Tuesday the 17th to Wednesday the 18th.**

China has 400 million millennials, more than the entire population of the US, but our news reports tend to focus on the old men who are in government and ignore the lives and views of the younger generation who will shape that country’s future. Zak Dychtwald, a millennial himself, moved to China in 2012 after graduating from Columbia to explore the country and get to know China’s young people on their own turf. He will talk about how this younger generation’s affinity for travel and the best of Western culture is bringing about changes in how they view food, politics and sex at a LAWAC Global Café Breakfast on Wednesday, April 18. He will also discuss the enormous pressures on the youth, who have been forced to become hyper-competitive because of The One Child Policy that produced a large generation of only children – they fight to get into the top schools, to get good jobs, to get married before they are “left on the shelf”. Chinese millennials are the subject of Dychtwald’s new book Young China: How the Restless Generation will Change the Country and the World (read a review here).

Dychtwald got to know the “young Chinese” through living in tenements, hostels, and high rises, traveling thousands of miles throughout both the Eastern megacities as well as China’s developing interior, and interviewing young people wherever he found himself. He has recently relocated to New York City where he is the Founding CEO of the Young China Global Group, a think tank and consultancy. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he spends a third of the year in China.

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, April 16. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Monday, April 16 in order to receive a refund.