In The Eyes Of Millennials : China, India, and Iran explained

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Title: In The Eyes Of Millennials : China, India, and Iran explained
Author: Romeo, Simone
Other contributor: Helsingin yliopisto, Humanistinen tiedekunta, Maailman kulttuurien laitos
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Department of World Cultures
Helsingfors universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för världens kulturer
Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Thesis level: master's thesis
Discipline: Itä‑Aasian tutkimus
East Asian Studies
Abstract: The thesis is intended to be like a snapshot on a particular aspect of China, India and Iran that has not yet received much scholarly attention: the perceptions of their Generation Y, or “Millennials”, populations. It aims to describe what Generation Y is like in China, India, and Iran, what they think and how they describe their own countries, why they developed in this way, and how that is connected to their home country’s historical, religious, and political context. The work aims to avoid the common research mistake of being Western-centric, and instead, points out Millennials’ reciprocal similarities and differences in each country. You will find three sections. The first section is a general introduction about Millennials in the three countries, a review of the existing literature on the topic. The second section is about how the government has been using religion in order to strengthen nationalism a unite these countries. I will be analysing the development of Asian values in China, Hindu nationalism in India and political Islam in Iran, and I will review these countries’ history to explain how the three movements developed like they did. Finally, I will show the output of my interviews in the last section. I have been interviewing around sixty young people divided by country and social attributes and I let them speak about their home countries. The section will point out the main themes that came up during the interviews and we will see how they are connected to the concepts we discussed before.
Subject: China
Asian values
Hindu Nationalism
Political Islam
Modern History
Government Propaganda
Generation Y

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