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Please Vote for Me (Video Link)

Posted by Penny Chen on September 11, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (30)


Please Vote for Me is a 2007 documentary film following the elections for class monitor in a 3rd grade class of eight year old children in the Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan, China. This was reported to be the first election of its type for a class monitor held in a school in China, as well as an interesting use of classic democratic voting principles and interpersonal dynamics.


It gives a glimpse into China's contemporary urban middle classes. It won the St...

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China Prep

Posted by Penny Chen on September 11, 2011 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Video Link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/china-prep/video-full-episode/2722/

Video: Full Episode China Prep follows five Chinese students through their final high-pressure year at an elite high school in Sichuan Province. Eighteen hundred students vie for spots in Beijing’s top two universities. Last year only 59 made it.

Studying seven days a week, the students’ lives are regimented almost every minute of the day as they ...

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Chinese School

Posted by Penny Chen on September 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Video Link from YouTube

BBC - Chinese Schools Episode 1, Part 1 - Gearing up for mock exams


BBC - Chinese Schools - Episode 1, Part 2 - Grave sweeping, medical exams


BBC - Chinese Schools - Episode 1, Part 3 of 6, Sp...

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