Legacies of historic migrations have had a profound impact on life in Asia, whether they be in small or large numbers, triggered by war, politics, or economic necessity. Today, movements within and between countries have increased manifold magnifying previous effects and creating new ones. James Farrer will discuss how migratory shifts have led to a more cosmopolitan society in China, and lessons China holds for Asia overall. Access to wealth and influence from outside cultures is changing the fabric of China’s society. In a country where emphasis on the homogenous Han Chinese culture has remained dominant, centuries old mores are being tested by the influx of popular culture from around the world. Issues like the one child policy and censorship have had a profound impact on this generation, and the youth of China grapple with increased access to information and economic parity on the world stage. What makes Chinese youth culture unique today? How has it borrowed from its neighbors, and what remains exclusive to Chinese culture? What has caused the surge in youth culture and creativity, and how does this movement help to set them apart from their parents’ generation? How have the modern and ancient fused to create new patterns of social interaction?