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Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: A Theoretical Framework for Exploring Aspirations of Youth in Urban Asia
Mariske Westendorp, Désirée Remmert and Kenneth Finis

Chapter 1. Female Filiality Reconfigured: Integrating Parental Expectations and Personal Aspirations in Beijing and Taipei
Désirée Remmert

Chapter 2. A Journey from Taipei to Shanghai: The Impact of Migration Experience on Taiwanese Young Adults’ Aspirations and Identities in an Asian Global City
Chia-Yuan Huang

Chapter 3. Aspiring to the Good Life: South Korea's Spec-generation
Carolin Landgraf

Chapter 4. Navigating Towards a ‘Good Future’: Significance of Appearance in the Aspirations of Dhaka Middle-class Girls
Suborna Camellia

Chapter 5. Searching for a Fulfilling Life: Temporary Migration to Dublin amongst Young Japanese Women   
Ayako Suzuki

Chapter 6. The Imaginations of Talking Back: Exploring Identities among the Indian Youth in Urban, Middle-class Malaysia
Sally Anne Param

Chapter 7. Law Students, Aspirations and Accomplishments in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Morten Koch Andersen

Chapter 8. Cosmopolitan Coffee Aspirations in Contemporary Vietnam
Sarah G. Grant

Chapter 9. Transcending Aspirations: Buddhism and the Quest for Belonging in Urban Hong Kong
Mariske Westendorp

Conclusion: The Future of Urban Asia
Mariske Westendorp

Index

Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia

Values, Family, and Identity

Edited by Mariske Westendorp, Désirée Remmert and Kenneth Finis

222 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-895-5 Hb Published (October 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-896-2 eBook