Lifestyle China

Lifestyle China (Simplified Chinese:中国式生活; Traditional Chinese:中國式生活) is a qualitative design research project ever organized in China by the Asian Lifestyle Design Research Lab of the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

In conjunction with the 10 institutes from the mainland, the project aims to establish a broad-brush understanding of five essential aspects of everyday life (dwelling, food, communication, leisure and clothing) and the related consumption in China, and how these practices of consumption reflect the material lifestyle and eco-awareness of affluent Chinese people in 10 cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Tianjin, Shenyang, and Zhengzhou.

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    It all ended with the circuslike whump of a monstrous box on the ear with which I knocked down the traitress who rolled up in a ball where she had collapsed, her eyes glistening at me through her spread fingers—all in all quite flattered, I think. Automatically, I searched for something to throw at her, saw the china sugar bowl I had given her for Easter, took the thing under my arm and went out, slamming the door.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    The hippie is the scion of surplus value. The dropout can only claim sanctity in a society which offers something to be dropped out of—career, ambition, conspicuous consumption. The effects of hippie sanctimony can only be felt in the context of others who plunder his lifestyle for what they find good or profitable, a process known as rip-off by the hippie, who will not see how savagely he has pillaged intricate and demanding civilizations for his own parodic lifestyle.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)