Now, with Seoul

China’s Youth Look to Seoul for Inspiration – NYT
While I don’t know of any Shantou University students that take direct cues from South Korea but I only somewhat agree with the idea that Chinese youth are looking for a protected way to adopt “western” culture. Sure, it’s hard for Chinese youth to accept Sex and the City as American culture directly but what happens when a University sponsors a controlled environment to learn about the show. The future of direct acceptance has to come within the educational system because it provides the safety for students to be okay with feeling uncomfortable. The chinese will be misinformed by viewing a culture second hand.