China On The Brink - politics http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/taxonomy/term/81/0 en In Rural China Enterprising Villagers Are Elected to Leadership http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/in-rural-china-enterprising-villagers-are-elected-leadership <p>“Everything for the peasant!,” proclaims village head Ding Jingang, as trailed by his entourage, he strides down the main road of Tihucun, a rural community located in Shaanxi province in central China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/in-rural-china-enterprising-villagers-are-elected-leadership">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/in-rural-china-enterprising-villagers-are-elected-leadership#comments Travel Diary development Hangzhou politics Xi&#039;an Mon, 16 Jun 2008 01:24:38 -0600 Zachary Lown 273 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com David Cassidy the Feminist http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/david-cassidy-feminist <p>The retro hit, &quot;I think I Love You,&quot; blared from a flat, plasma-screen television at the ultra-modern <a href="http://www.wsi.com.cn/wseweb/en/home/default.asp">Wall Street English</a> conversation school. The students had just watched an episode of <i>The Partridge Family</i> entitled &quot;My Son the Feminist.&quot; The show features a young David Cassidy who starts dating a young women's rights advocate and gets duped into performing at a feminist rally. The episode was used to launch the day's English discussion on feminism. </p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/david-cassidy-feminist">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/david-cassidy-feminist#comments Travel Diary attitudes Beijing politics women Thu, 05 Jun 2008 04:33:48 -0600 Suzanne Edwards 175 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com