Making the Grade: Chinese-Americans in China - Ep. 12
Feb 13, 2012
Young Chinese-Americans are coming to China in increasing numbers, some 30 years after their parents made the reverse journey to America. Why is that? Is it a pragmatic response to the recent economic downturn? Is it a wistful search for identity? Or is it something more?
Making The Grade explores this phenomenon. Stephy Chung sits down with fellow expatriate Chinese-Americans including writer, musician and Director of International Communications for Baidu, Kaiser Kuo, to get their stories on why they?ve chosen to live and work in China. She also speaks with Professor Jinzhao Li of Beijing Foreign Studies University about her recent study on the identity transformation of Chinese-Americans in China.
As academic achievement gaps in competing countries rise to the surface, the world is eying China's approach to education. Each week, Making the Grade explores the social, economic, political and personal issues surrounding education in China. What moves is the country making to improve the academic performance of its youth? What inequalities still exist? Who is making money in the education market? Join Stephy Chung and Katie Fischer for an upbeat and informative take on education in China.