Introduction to Contemporary China:
Last Train Home

As you watch the film Last Train Home, record your:

1) Questions that you have about contemporary China. What would you like to learn more about?

2) Emotional reactions

3) Analysis of what is motivating the family members

4) Reactions to your classmate comments

5) Connections to nightly reading

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2 years ago
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The healthcare system is so bad that the dad is sick and they can't really do anything about it. In the reading it said that healthcare was neither affordable nor reliable

2 years ago
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It makes me feel weird that while Qin is having fun in a club her father is suffering trying to provide for her

2 years ago
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seems like he is better liv

2 years ago
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It's sad to think that many of these people will live their whole lives wanting a better life and never get it.

2 years ago
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ugh way to talk more today than yesterday. i missed so much.

2 years ago
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In the readings for tonight they talk about migrant workers suffering anxiety and depression and how many migrants feel extreme amounts of guilt and pressure from their families. This seems exactly like what Qin faces.

2 years ago
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In the reading, similar to Qin's thoughts about her parents, Zheng says that he feels isolated from his parents

2 years ago
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Also from the reading, it seems that there can be hope for change for the migrant class by using their spending power to reform the hukou system

2 years ago
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The movie showed me the pressure the kids are under to fulfill their parents expectations. The reading sheds light on the pressure the parents feel to provide for the family. Pressure is on both kids and parents.

2 years ago
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The articles' issues touching on mental health aren't surprising after watching LTH. We saw Qin break down before moving to the city, but internal and interpersonal tensions became unbearable. The parents don't know how to reroute their past regrets, and they see Qin and Yang's success as their saving grace. No one is on the same page between generations. Frustrations with work, school, and migration are only expelled as blame within the family. Migration and limited work opportunity is really deteriorating clear, conscious accountability, and content individual success is impossible to obtain in this environment.