Date of Graduation

Spring 5-29-2020

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS)


College of Arts and Sciences


Asia Pacific Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Genevieve Leung


This research provides vital context for those who want to understand the social rationale behind the obesity and overweight epidemic among Chinese adolescents, who are born under the One-Child Policy. What are the social pollical and economic factors that contribute to this epidemic? By employing the qualitative interviews, this research shows the real-life struggles of Chinese adolescents and parents experience due to many facts like: educational pressures, misinformation about diets and so forth.