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Studying abroad is encouraging Chinese women to challenge male domination
Posted by: Arnold (IP Logged)
Date: August 22, 2007 05:49AM
On the tide of culture shock
Studying abroad is encouraging Chinese women to challenge male domination

Greg Philo
Thursday March 29, 2007
The Guardian

We are in the middle of the biggest educational movement in history. Hundreds of thousands of young people are travelling to be educated abroad. They are led by the Chinese, for whom a foreign education is highly prized. There now are over 50,000 Chinese students in Britain - mostly the children of the elite and the rich - and the numbers studying abroad are predicted to double.

So what happens to the beliefs and values of these young people when confronted by a culture so different from their own? Staying in Britain produces extensive reflection about both British and Chinese society, as a new study of recent graduates by the British Council has found. Our approach to politics, sexuality, equality and rights look very different from back home. They are amazed to see cartoons that are rude about Tony Blair.

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Re: Studying abroad is encouraging Chinese women to challenge male domination
Posted by: Jay (IP Logged)
Date: August 22, 2007 05:54AM
From the article:

One pointed to a Chinese saying: "A man of 30 is like a blossoming branch, a woman of 30 is like old bean shells."

Does this Chinese saying is real?

Re: Studying abroad is encouraging Chinese women to challenge male domination
Posted by: Chaoqun (IP Logged)
Date: August 24, 2007 11:02AM
I have never heard about this saying before.....confused smiley



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