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The New Pacific

on BBC Two England

Jugs to be Filled and Candles to be Lit
The 'jugs' are the Asian children, true to Confucian tradition in their respect for teachers, and filled with facts and figures, obediently committed to memory. The 'candles' are the children of the West, encouraged to discover their individual talents and aptitudes, and develop a critical turn of mind. Ideally, a child should be jug and candle combined, and this may be possible with an Asian student at a Western school, but the Confucian and Christian ideas of education are deeply rooted in social attitudes and therefore hard to change.
Narrated by Peter France Film editor JEFF SHAW Produced and directed by MICHAEL MACINTYRE


Jeff Shaw
Directed By:
Michael MacIntyre

BBC Two England

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