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Cram Course Asia

45:47 Min
Everyone wants to be the next "wang hong" or internet star in China, and there are plenty of cram courses to help you do just that.
Cram Course Asia

Cram Course Asia - S1E4: Achieving Cyber Stardom

06 Nov 2018 10:00am
Everyone wants to be the next "wang hong" or internet star in China, and there are plenty of cram courses to help you do just that.

Cram Course Asia

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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