As the glistening Cartier sign, the visually arresting skyscrapers, and the shining BMWs and Ferraris scream out China's unprecedented prosperity, the question confronting a young generation of Chinese who came of age during the period of rapid economic growth is an anxious one: Is this all there is?
Researched and co-produced by Ying Zhu, "China: From Cartier to Confucius" follows a group of students at an elite Chinese university as they question the value of a market-fundamentalist developmental path China has embarked upon. Through the work of Confucius, this group of self-claimed cultural conservatives is exploring an alternative political and social system anchored on Chinese cultural tradition as opposed to the Marxist or Liberal Democratic model of Western origin.
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Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY
Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies.