“Young and Restless”

December 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

 

Q: Why do you think Miranda Hong describes her generation of Chinese as “confused”?

             After watching her story in the film, I think that Miranda Hong describes her generation of Chinese as “confused,” because she was describing her situation is mixed with her values and beliefs with Western values.  She believes that her situation is the same with other young Chinese people working in a competitive era, where Chinese are following Western business models and slowly abandoning their own models.  I think that she is right about that the Chinese younger generation is “confused” and they can’t seem to fit together their work with their personal activities and values.

 

Q: Who do you think is the happiest of the young people profiled in this documentary and why?

             I think the happiest of the young people profiled in this documentary is Lu Dong, the internet tailor.  He was, I think, the most flexible person because he was able to do two things he strives for: money and religious values.  Lu Dong was able to mix his work ethnics with his personal values.  Other people were not able to mix their personal values/beliefs with their work, especially the woman lawyer, who got rejected by her boyfriend and had worked her first priority.

 

Q: Why do you think FRONTLINE producers named this program Young and Restless in China?

             Well, this film was all about how the younger generation in China was making more money and doing more work than the older generations and they were working without resting.  I think they said “restless” because that when I watched the video in class, all they do is work and they always have some troubles in life and that didn’t stop them to work.

Lu Dong

Lu Dong

The DVD cover

The DVD cover

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