Article on Chinese youth
August 25, 2008 12:20 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a radio program or new article I heard/read in the past month about growing up in China and all of the pressures Chinese youth face to be successful in school and life.

The program mentioned that this was partly a result of the one-child policy, which means children will be responsible for their parents later on in life. I also remember the article/program mentioning some examples of extreme parenting - a mother who went to school with her child, etc.

It's likely to have been a program on NPR or an article in the New York Times or the New Yorker, but I couldn't find anything on those sites so that's not a guarantee.
posted by anonymous78 to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Plight of the Little Emperors" ?
posted by Bardolph at 12:34 PM on August 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


yup. that's it. i forgot to check arts and letters daily. thanks!
posted by anonymous78 at 12:36 PM on August 25, 2008


Already answered, but in the same vein there was a good special - PBS 'Wide Angle' - called 'China Prep' which was all about the stress of senior year of high school.
posted by cobaltnine at 2:36 PM on August 25, 2008


Here's another, Circus School, about training to become an acrobat.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 2:40 PM on August 25, 2008


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