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Post time 2011-12-5 17:07:52 |Display all floors

The soap opera A Life in Two Cities has recently gained much popularity among television audiences. The series, featuring the life of a Shanghainese husband and his Beijing wife, reflects many deep-rooted prejudices that people in Beijing and Shanghai hold towards each other.

Scholar Yi Zhongtian, in his book Reading Chinese Cities, states a general but precise summary of the mutual attitudes. “Beijingers are generally tolerant of people from outside – but they seem to make an exception for the Shanghainese, whom they treat unfairly. Meanwhile, although the Shanghainese tend to have a humorous sense of superiority towards anyone who is not from Shanghai, they do have a sort of grudging respect for people from Beijing. This is not perceived by the Beijingers as a particular honor.”


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Post time 2011-12-5 17:28:55 |Display all floors
Too many things need to mention in the comparison between Beijngers and Shanghaineses.

Geological and psychological differences are the major distinctions.

It is not necessary to look down upon each other.

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Post time 2011-12-5 17:34:04 |Display all floors
I aggree with "ctvn". I often heard that people like to chat about the disadvantages of other cities and their people. Real no necessity to do that.

Every coin has two sides.

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