virtual China: a tour on Vimeo
I like going to Google Video and Youtube every now and then and doing some searching in English and Chinese for different China-related topics. You never know what will turn up, and the randomness is the fun of it. Today I checked out the variety on Vimeo, a sort-of hipster’s Youtube. Searching "China" reveals 17 pages of videos, everything from slice-of-Beijing Beijing night market and Tian’anmen kite-flying, to Meet a Chinese (self-intro of a young Chinese guy at an American prep school). These kinds of videos let us experience certain kinds of places that we might not want to visit in real life, such as this crazy amusement park-style supermarket in Shenyang, or inside this Wuhan nightclub.
Most seem to be made by non-Chinese folks, visiting or living in China, except for a series by Hangzhou blogger (and Lost fan) Vincent Du, who treats us to a group of Bosch friends singing for one another at a dinner–a great Chinese custom, if you ask me, even though it can be painful if you’re not used to singing in public.
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