Top 10 shanzhai phenomena in 2009

By Hou Qi (
Updated: 2010-01-11 11:49
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5. Han Jiangxue – Grassroot scholar providing lectures that imitate CCTV 10’s Lecture Room

Top 10 shanzhai phenomena in 2009
Han Jiangxue (

A self-described ‘youthful scholar’ uploaded a video clip presenting his lectures on history in a bid to challenge CCTV 10’s Lecture Room, which is a popular TV program with scholars lecturing on various subjects. Han’s version was embraced in cyberspace because it was a crude but sincere effort at mastering the televised teaching model. Han had been turned away twice by Lecture Room for his grassroot effort because the show invites only established scholars.