Laughing is Happiness

So says the darling little boy in this video:

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It is a clip from a popular TV show in China called “Amazing Chinese.” Obviously it’s along the lines of America’s Got Talent, or other such shows. As in the west, this genre has become quit a hit in China.

When Little Zhang talks about dancing with his mom in the plaza everyday, he is referring to the spontaneous (and sometimes loosely organized) dancing events that spring up in city plazas and parks in China. It’s mostly grannies who are out dancing (one of the judges makes reference to them), but anyone can join in the fun.

It’s one of my favorite things about Chinese society, and I have often thought that if we spent more time dancing with our neighbors, we’d probably have a less violent society.

 

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  1. The first time I saw this, I was blown away by all of the cultural lessons hidden in it! From the plaza dancing, to the judges caring for him as he runs towards the stairs, their perfect squats to bend down and greet him, the number of times family is referenced, etc. Love this!!!