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Cram Course Asia

44:13 Min
Cram Course Asia

Cram Course Asia - S1E5: All About Hip Hop

13 Nov 2018 10:00am
Hip hop is making waves in mainstream China. Many are even turning to hip hop academies to learn more than street dancing or fashion, and find out who they really are beyond the classroom.
About the Show

School's in session in Asia, with crash courses for students of ALL ages, in ANY subject.

In Beijing, kids learn to "man up" at a boys boot camp designed for those aged 6 and up. All across India, families take crash courses to turn into Bollywood dancers on the wedding day. And in South Korea, there are cram schools to get you into yet another cram school for the civil service. You just have to be committed to study, study, study 24-7.

Do you have 15 hours, 8 days, or one year to make the grade? Then you can also matriculate to be a hip hop entrepreneur, cyber celebrity, or an ancient classics scholar.

From a supposed masculinity crisis, to the virtual realities of online celebrity-hood, to prevailing social mores about gender roles in marriage, find out what each of these crash courses tell us about contemporary Asia, and why one is never too cool for school here.

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