ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Tiny Times and the Dream of a 'Xiaokang Society' in China

The Chinese film Xiao Shidai or Tiny Times is a refl ection of Chinese attitudes and social aspirations in a market-oriented society. Despite being panned by film critics, it grossed a huge amount at the box-office patronised by the post-1990 generation who saw themselves in the four protagonists of the film. It has also set off a lively debate on materialism and consumerism in Chinese society.

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