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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050402.

"Tang Ping" of Chinese Youth: Origin Tracing and Social Identity Survey


Zhang Jingyi

Corresponding Author:
Zhang Jingyi

Division of Humanities & Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Guangdong, 519087, China


Following the popularity of “involution ", the word "Tang Ping" has rapidly become a popular word in China's Internet in recent years. What are the etymology, meaning, philosophical origin of “Tang Ping ", and the future trend and social identity of "Tang Ping” culture? This is an interesting question. By tracing literatures, the etymology and philosophical source of "Tang Ping" are explored; According to the method of "species difference + adjacent genus" , the meaning of " Tang Ping " is defined; then, the social identity of " Tang Ping " is analyzed by questionnaire and statistical methods; the future development trend and conditions of "Tang Ping" are inferred through logical deduction; Finally, based on the critical thinking of " Tang Ping " from the perspective of individual and society, this paper puts forward the social strategy to deal with the " Tang Ping ", which is of certain significance to understand and correctly guide the changes of Chinese youth values.


Tang Ping, Etymology, Philosophical origin, Social Identity

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Zhang Jingyi. "Tang Ping" of Chinese Youth: Origin Tracing and Social Identity Survey. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 4: 5-12. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050402.


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