More college students than ever are heading to Chinese cities to spend weeks or months learning Chinese history, culture, and language. And more than ever they and their instructors are bringing with them an array of digital devices, from still cameras to video cameras to laptop computers. Whether on campus or while studying abroad, many of these students will learn about China by analyzing examples of Chinese cinema. But with digital recording and editing equipment right at their fingertips, why not invite them to plunge into China’s history and culture firsthand as they produce their own digital stories right in the midst of the country itself?
How to CiteCrespi, J.A., 2011. Living Beijing: Encountering the Asian City through Digital Storytelling. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 18(2), pp.62–78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.186