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Portraits of the post-Mao generation: A photo essay of China’s much anticipated post-80s generation.

In his work for Issue 01 of Peeps Magazine, Chinese photographer Yuyang Liu captured a day in the life of members of the much anticipated generation that anthropologist Graham Candy identifies as reputedly “only know[ing] of China’s rise in fame and fortune.” The experiences depicted in Liu’s images reveal young people whose material realities are notably less than rhetoric and popular expectation suggest. The text attached to each photo gallery were written by the photographer, allowing him to provide context for his work while offering further insight into the world of China’s post-80s/post-Mao generation.

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