||Behind the scenes of progress
||Precious Earth: Mapping the Human Condition
Precious earth. ^A1039429
||China's Rapidly Growing Disparities (3:17) -- Shanghai's Rich (5:01) -- Shanghai's Economy and Migrant Labor (3:36) -- Potential Economic and Social Problems in China (2:43) -- China's Ningxia Huizu Autonomous Region (5:25) -- Importance of Education for China's Rural Villages (6:01) -- Critics of China's Economy (2:57)
||China may be the world's next superpower, but its wild economic growth doesn't tell the whole story. This program reveals the widening gap between Chinese urban and rural lifestyles and the escalating pressure for government action to increase educational and career opportunities in remote areas. Interviews with city dwellers whose affluence surprises even them-and with villagers struggling for basic necessities-combine with data-mapped GDP analysis to create an accurate economic portrait of the country. Abstaining from political judgment, the video raises questions about competing in the global marketplace without adequate domestic support systems.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 07, 2006.|
|General note||Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 to 12.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Mico/NHK Enterprises, 2006 9781421330754|
|Publisher number||35279s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||35286 Films Media Group|