Sunday, February 14, 2010
Dr. Geeta Kochhar, An Assistant Professor in Chinese Language at SLL&CS, on "Spring Festival and Valentine-A Dilemma"
This year Chinese Spring festival coincides with Valentines day. Is this a good omen or a big dilemma for the ordinary Chinese, I wonder. Young Chinese guys and girls are so glued to their loved ones that socializing with friends and family is unpopular. Rather, what a waste of time. Many of the TV serials and programmes talk about the loneliness of the elders, because the younger lot has no time for them. Now for the generation X,Y, Z has new reasons to stay away from the family this spring festival--Its Valentine Day. So where are the family norms moving? What kind of new social culture is evolving in China? Its so much of a complexity to decipher.