Zak Dychtwald is the author of critically acclaimed Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World (2018), as featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and BBC World News. Young China explores how the country’s young generation, born after 1990, feels about everything from money and sex to their government, the West and China’s shifting role in the world. Zak’s Young China Group, a think tank, and consultancy focus on China’s emerging identity on the world stage as well as the evolving East and West millennial mindset. Through YCG, Zak has worked with companies and governments worldwide on understanding how Chinese identity drives economic and political outcomes.
A 28-year old Columbia University graduate, Zak has spoken at forums and summits across four continents a rising authority on the subject. Zak is based in Beijing and New York.