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Zhang's Diner [recurso electrónico] directed by Mika Koskinen for YLE.

By: Koskinen, Mika [drt]
Contributor(s): Yleisradio Oy
Series: Global business and economics in videoPublisher: New York, NY Filmakers Library 2004Description: 1 online resource (57 min.)ISBN: 9781503407411Subject(s): City and town life -- China -- Beijing | Migration, Internal -- China | Restaurants -- China -- Beijing | Rural-urban migration -- China | China -- Economic conditions -- 2000- | China -- Social conditions -- 2000-Genre/Form: Documentary films.Online resources: Siga este vínculo para acceder Previously released as DVD. In: Alexander StreetSummary: An impoverished Chinese couple move to Beijing from their home town in search of a better life. They invest what little they have in a shabby diner and begin a new life. The film follows Zhang's and Xiao's restaurant business over a period of three years. The couple s problems at times reach almost comical proportions. There are no customers, but they continue to make an effort. The couple represents a phenomenon that has become part of everyday life for tens of millions of Chinese. As China follows the global economy, it is the rural residents who used to make their living in state run cooperatives who now find themselves destitute. The large cities are full of illegal job seekers who have no basic security and are harassed by the local police, adding to their troubles. Nevertheless, the diner in Beijing has an essentially warm and optimistic atmosphere. The young couple carries on with their lives, through joy and worry, determined to succeed.
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An impoverished Chinese couple move to Beijing from their home town in search of a better life. They invest what little they have in a shabby diner and begin a new life. The film follows Zhang's and Xiao's restaurant business over a period of three years. The couple s problems at times reach almost comical proportions. There are no customers, but they continue to make an effort. The couple represents a phenomenon that has become part of everyday life for tens of millions of Chinese. As China follows the global economy, it is the rural residents who used to make their living in state run cooperatives who now find themselves destitute. The large cities are full of illegal job seekers who have no basic security and are harassed by the local police, adding to their troubles. Nevertheless, the diner in Beijing has an essentially warm and optimistic atmosphere. The young couple carries on with their lives, through joy and worry, determined to succeed.

For College; Adult audiences.

Previously released as DVD.

Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA Alexander Street Press 2013. (Global business and economics in video). Available via World Wide Web.

This edition in Chinese with English subtitles.

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