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So Far, Not Too Different…

January 19th, 2009 by areed · No Comments

I ran across this on the China in the Red website. First I noticed that the tagline for this tv show used the words “young” and “restless” in the same phrase… like the American soap title. And then I noticed that the first song listed under the soundtrack is a rap song with both American and Chinese artists called “Get Money”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/youngchina/music/listen.html

The show’s themes are probably similar to those in the American reality show “The Real World.” The sense of “gettin’ the money” and “pay’n the bills” are familiar to these people in a semi-communist state and to us in a capitalist state.

Tags: Hist 471: Chinese Culture in 20th Century