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Childhood

Childhood

These young people in this work are students of a private school in Beijing. Most of the them come from the countryside of China .

China has undergone dramatic changes since 1980s, and in the 90s, the rural urbanization overturned many people's life and living environment, especially for those who live in rural villages or depressed urban neighborhoods.

The urbanization construction, the traditional lifestyle, religious faith, and the choice of individuals, the youngsters in this work reveal the other side of life.

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