For many of the farmer, life is dependent on the weather, the seasons, and the land.
Farming is often still done by hand as machinery is present, but not everyone has
accessibility to it. For these people life tends to be seasonal with long working
hours during the summers and fewer working hours during the winter months. These
people also tend to be rural as family and community are very important. Many of
the ethnic minorities who are more rural tend to work in agriculture.
On the opposite extreme, the massive cities of China today have created an ultra-urban
lifestyle. In places like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and dozens of others the
way of life moves much more quickly. Many working people in these huge cities use
public transportation to navigate the city, they have regular working hours, often
from about 8:00 am to about 6:00 pm, and the income tends to be much higher so money
can be spent on entertainment.
China is diverse and ever changing; although the government has altered the culture
and way of life in many ways, in some villages little has changed. Throughout the
country is seems there is no single culture or way of life, just one government.
No matter the way of life in China, life still seems to revolve around family. With
the ability to only have one child, most families place great importance on their
child and seek out the best for him or her, often times putting great societal pressure
on their children, but only because they want the best for them.