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Leisure Life of Middle Class in China

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2014, (35), pp.393-412
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2014..35.018
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : June 30, 2014

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to explore the leisure life of the middle class in China.Since the rapid growth of China economy, the middle class has sharply grown in cities. Based on the theories of western, the growth of the middle class can ease the expansion of the gap between rich and poor and stable social order.Furthermore, Chinese people are longing for the middle class life today. For these reasons, to explore the leisure life of the middle class is very important. The findings indicated that first, the middle class aware the importance of leisure life and take an active part in many kinds of leisure activities. Second, leisure spending of the middle class is significantly higher than that of other classes. Third, ‘lack of time’become the major reason why most middle class do not enjoy their leisure life. This study will contribute to the understanding of characteristics of middle class in China.

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