Reporter Haining Liu starts her journey through China's generations in a village in the mountains surrounding Beijing.
She went there to find families that are impacted by China's drastic cultural changes. There have been massive technology and social shifts that caused fissures between generations.
People who grew up during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and strict communism have a difficult time relating to a younger generation that is much more concerned about materialism and individuality.
Liu heard about shifting attitudes around work and education. Specifically, more people are choosing to study and work outside the state system.
"China's Generation Gap" is a production of the BBC World Service.
Listen to her report by using the audio player above.