Dating china culture
"The first weeks will be about food culture, street culture, how people spend their leisure time, how they use public spaces, and how people express themselves in physical and digital spaces.
Students will then be more prepared about what to expect, and how people interact with each other, what kind of cultural expression we have in China." Weekly themes and frequent field trips will cover a wide range of topics, such as media and the internet, celebrity culture, commercialization in China, pop music, movies, and the dating scene.
What do these events reveal about Chinese culture and social changes occurring there today?
That's one of many questions students on the ACM Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China program will explore this fall with Knox College professor Weihong Du, who will lead the program as visiting faculty director.
Speaking on the social phenomena surrounding dating, Du said, "Dating has become an exciting spectacle in China, and it's also become a business.
I'm planning to take the students to Nanjing, a couple of hours away from Shanghai by fast train, to be in the live TV audience for a very popular dating show called ." Another class excursion will be to the blind date fair in Zhongshan Park, organized by parents eager to help their adult offspring find suitable matches.
While it has turned more into a Chinese version of Black Friday, foreigners often love the idea of this day.
11/11 is widely celebrated through shopping sprees and parties across the country.
Such perks included overthrowing the bourgeoisie, displacing urban youth in the “Down to the Countryside” movement, and destroying much of the cultural and historical treasures of Ancient China.
Du will teach a course on Chinese Popular Culture, one of the electives students can choose as part of their curriculum, and she plans to weave the students’ academic work into their daily experience in Shanghai.
"The course is geared to what's happening right now in China and how we interpret things we see around us every day," she said.
First off, it was the month that the above photo was taken, in Nan Hu Park, which is across town from where I was born.
The date at the bottom says 6/20/1991, so at this point, I was just an idea–my birthday is exactly a year minus two days later (6/18/1992).