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A New Generation [electronic resource]

Java (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
It can be argued that China's newfound affluence is made possible not by bold entrepreneurs but by disadvantaged migrant workers, millions of whom have left the rural villages in which they were born to seek better lives in cities. This film takes viewers inside that globally significant megatrend with stories of Chinese migrants and their challenges. Li Xu Bin and his wife Dai barely get by on temp jobs in the Beijing suburb of Dong Xin Dian. But in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, a young woman named Tian Qiuyu has rejected work for hire and founded her own PR firm. And at Tongji University in Shanghai, budding architect Guan Zhaoyu makes the most of the education her parents never had. Expert commentary comes from Fudan University professor Zhou Dunren, who talks about the importance of understanding the difficulties that migrant workers face in China today and how their outlook compares with those of previous generations.
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Run Time
29 min.
Portions with English subtitles
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 03, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
China on China
  • China's Youth Generation (1:04)
  • Young Entrepreneurs in China (1:27)
  • Reunited with Family (2:04)
  • Education Challenges in Rural China (1:28)
  • Determined to Leave Rural China (4:03)
  • Building China's Economy (1:43)
  • Chinese Migrant Workers (2:43)
  • Family Sacrifices for Urban Life (4:33)
  • Modern Education in China (3:45)
  • University Options in China (2:08)
  • Only Child Responsibilities (2:50)
  • Credits: A New Generation: China on China (0:22)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 53090s Films Media Group
  • 53092 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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