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Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by tucsonmike on 13 May 2008 5:28am
 
The local community college wants me to put together a class about China, because of the upcoming Olympics.
It would not be a straight history class, more how modern China became what it is today and why the protests are occurring.

Don't hesitate in throwing your two cents in. I can build an online version for Palinites.

Maybe Mr. P would like to throw in his sixpence.
 
Re: Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by geordiegirl on 13 May 2008 9:53am
 
The current Chinese government knows all about propaganda. 2 weeks ago, in Manchester, we came across a 'spontaneous' demonstration of some of the Chinese community there, supporting the Chinese government in their repression of Tibet, handing out leaflets 'exposing' the atrocities executed by the people of Tibet against the Chinese government & officials!
Must be any number of websites for you here, Mike, you will have probably consulted a lot by now.
 
Re: Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by geordiegirl on 13 May 2008 1:38pm
 
Just heard something on BBC radio news,Mike: directly relevant:

Chris Patten, a highly-respected last governor of Hong Kong, has said, in the wake of the recent terrible earthquake - they are coping well with this disaster & have publicised everything to do with it that they know so far - have welcomed foreign aid (unlike Burma) -basically they're a much open society (within the constraints of an anti-democratic rule) than 30 years ago - now, details of small riots in urban areas are published, cancer statistics and so on - all unthinkable 30 years ago.

I suppose bbc.co.uk/news will have more links about this.
 
Re: Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by kazzzz on 13 May 2008 1:40pm
 
Well really, I guess they can't avoid these things in this age of such advanced technology with everyone recording everything on mobile phones and such. They're better off letting SOME info out.
 
Re: Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by tucsonmike on 14 May 2008 3:14am
 
Thank you for all the help folks. I am bringing it down to the college on Wed.
 
Re: Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by Ken Dunn on 26 May 2008 10:29pm
 
I went looking for the earthquake thread and found this one which I thought suitable for the following post:- I see the Sechuan province earthquake is still rumbling on in China. I hope it stops rumbling before the Olympics.
 
Re: Possibly Teaching a Class about Modern China. by tucsonmike on 27 May 2008 4:17am
 
Thanks Ken. MacNeil Lehrer News Hour had a segment by Margaret Warner, who is touring China @ the moment. You are seeing all sorts of volunteerism from well off Chinese in big cities (some are only recently removed from being poor in the countryside) and people really unifying.
We have just over two months until the Olympics. Should be interesting.
 



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