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Two Universities And The Future Of China

series: Drexel Interview

air date: 8/29/13 11:00 AM

Professor Paula Marantz Cohen is granted unprecedented access to China's two most prestigious universities: Tsinghua and Peking University, where students candidly discuss their attitudes and goals. The subjects provide a picture of the upcoming generation of China's educated elite-- and a window on the future of China. Over nine million students take China's college entrance exam each year, but only a select few are admitted to the country's two most prestigious universities, Tsinghua University and Peking University. In this documentary, filmmaker and professor Paula Marantz Cohen is granted unprecedented access to the campuses of these universities, where she speaks with students about a range of subjects. They candidly discuss their academic and career goals, their feelings about American culture, their relationship to Chinese traditions and values, and their attitude toward family and country. Their views provide an enlightening and often surprising picture of the upcoming generation of China's educated elite-- and a window on the future of China. The film was underwritten by Drexel University and produced in association with China Education Television.

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