I’m interested in learning more about the dying Shanghainese dialect and why fewer people are speaking it as the years go by, especially for kids who live in Mainland China. Growing up, I’ve always spoken Shanghainese with my family members and was not aware that other kids my generation living in China are no longer exposed to it. Instead, schools focus on teaching Mandarin and English. I will be interviewing my parents and grandparents so that I can cover 2 different generations, and discuss their thoughts and feelings about how the education system being westernized. Additionally, I think it would be helpful to speak with some of my friends in New York who share my heritage and have them speak on their views.