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Cram Course Asia

China’s boys are facing a “masculinity crisis” and a crash course in Beijing aims to transform them into “real men” in just 7 days. Will this boot camp make or break these young boys?
Cram Course Asia

Cram Course Asia - S1E1: Boys to Men

16 Oct 2018 10:00am
China’s boys are facing a “masculinity crisis” and a crash course in Beijing aims to transform them into “real men” in just 7 days. Will this boot camp make or break these young boys?

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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