In the little town of Yangshuo, in the evening, there was some music in the park and maybe 200 people were dancing. Some in couples and others in groups. They were mostly middle-aged. When we went there with our new Chinese friend, in her early twenties, she dismissed the whole thing as not for young people. The new generation respects their traditions but do not feel bound by them. They like pop music and shopping.
Games are also a very popular activity with the older generations. People are playing. Everywhere. All the stone tables in a park are swamped with players and onlookers. In shops, the shopkeepers play. On the streets, people play.
It is surprising to see such an active older generation attached to their way of life and displaying it very publicly and a younger generation who seems to be going their own way.