Category - People

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What is: Culture & Art Youth
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Third Culture Kid in New Zealand – Alla Dolgolenko
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NZCFS Meeting with Nathan Li, CEO and Founder of Educa
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The Third Culture Kid Project – John Lake
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The Third Culture Kid in New Zealand – Lauren Vita
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The Third Culture Kid in New Zealand – John Lavack
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The third culture kids in New Zealand Series
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Hao Yun 郝云 – Beijing, Dream and Life itself

What is: Culture & Art Youth

(Image Forever Young from Mina Anot)

科普贴

Culture & Art Youth (文艺青年 pingyin: Wen Yi Qing Nian, C & A Youth) is a name given to someone who loves art and culture in China.

Recently, these people have been getting a lot of attentions by the Chinese media and the public, as people are starting to recognise a considerable amount of them raising in China, especially in the cities. Starting from 2011, people posted pictures to compare normal youth (Pu Tong Qing Nian, 普通青年), Stupid youth (2b Qing Nian, 2b青年) and Art & Culture youth (Wen Yi Qing Nian, 文艺青年).

普通文艺2b Normal Art&Culture 2b  Youth

普通文艺2b Normal, Culture & Art, 2b Youth (Picture source: guoke.com)

The competition went viral as many people entered the competition online.

Some people argue that these people should be called the Chinese Hipsters. There are some common characteristics between the general term Hipster and the Chinese Hipster. Hipster is described by Urban Dictionary as:

“a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.”

The C & A youth possess most of the above, however, they are still different in their own right, in this article I try to find out what these art, culture, literature and fashion loving youth.

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Third Culture Kid in New Zealand – Alla Dolgolenko

Alla has an interesting life story as she moved with her family from Russia to Namibia then New Zealand. She shared her experience with us.

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NZCFS Meeting with Nathan Li, CEO and Founder of Educa

On the 20th August 2014, the Wellington branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) welcomed Nathan Li, the CEO and Founder of Educa www.educa.co.nz, to give a presentation. Educa is a web-based portfolio of a child’s growth and development at an early childhood centre. It allows parents and early childhood teachers to share a child’s journey and gain valuable feedback.

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The Third Culture Kid Project – John Lake

This is a video interview I did with photographer John Lake on 20th of July, as part of the Third Culture Kid Project.

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The Third Culture Kid in New Zealand – Lauren Vita

Our third culture kid in New Zealand project continues...

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The Third Culture Kid in New Zealand – John Lavack

Q: What culture or cultures do you associate yourself with?

A: I consider myself multi cultured or no culture. Though I was born in Dunedin, my Father is Scotch Canadian, my Mother Hungarian, my half Sister Italian/Hungarian, my Brother Kiwi and Canadian. Until 8 I was fostered intermittently by a Hungarian Jewish couple and from 8-13 until I moved to Australia while I lived in Auckland I would go home to my best friend’s house who was from Hong Kong, until late at night. We moved to Australia and lived there for 4 and a half years. At 17 I left to travel Europe and work. All my life I have been travelling around. To help in this I have three citizenships – NZ, EU and Canada. I view these not as points of pride or self identification, but rather as assets. 

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The third culture kids in New Zealand Series

New Zealand is the home of many “third culture kids”.

The term “Third Culture Kid” or TCK was developed by researcher Ruth Useem who used it to describe children or adults who “were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ for a significant part of their development years”. And as a result, they do not identify themselves with one single particular culture, they also able to speak multiple languages and “culturally homeless”.

NZCFS Youth wants to find out who they are, and why they chose New Zealand as their home.

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Hao Yun 郝云 – Beijing, Dream and Life itself

Hao Yun is a Chinese folk song singer and song writer, he is well know for his down to earth (接地气) singing style, and because he grew up in Beijing, this city is the place that most of his songs based on.

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