What is your book about?
It is about my own experience growing up in China as a millennial. I was born in the spring of 1989 but the book is not just about my generation because I try to weave in stories of the older generations of my family to show how their stories have affected my life choices.
I try to present real-life, common Chinese families to a western audience from the perspective of a young Chinese woman. In the past 30 years, as my generation has grown up, China has changed so quickly, so I try to present the inside stories to the reader. An important part of my book is about what it is like to be a woman in China, for my generation, my mother’s and my grandmother’s.
What do you think are the biggest differences between your generation your mother’s?