During a semester of study, I learned a lot of things about the impact of social movement and its relationship to business. I built up my own view of basic social movement concepts as well as valuable lessons from movements discussed in class. Overall, we had a lot of fun talk about movements and my take away is out of my expectation.
I do like the section, which we share our thoughts about recent movement news. I think it is a great opportunity for me to expand my view out of the normal business view, and get to know a little about the social movements. Actually, one of the reasons I want to take this course is that I personally did not see or participate in any kind of social movement before. The political system in China imposes strict limitation on social movements. As a result, I did not experience a real one before. However, it does not mean that there is no social movement in China. Since I left home when I was only 17 years old, I missed two big social movements in my hometown.
It is kind of ironic to say that one of the most popular supermarkets in my hometown is run by Japanese. Anyway, the recent riot happened in September, the beginning of the semester, when anti-Japanese rallies have taken place in Chinese cities, with hundreds of protesters demanding that Japan drop its claim on the island. My hometown is really close to Japan, and hundreds of people gathered in the supermarket with iron rod and other violent appliances. They embarked on an orgy of destruction storewide. I think this riot is very irrational because though Japanese owns the supermarket, all of the employees are local people. The anti-Japanese riot aimed to the wrong object. Some residents called for a rational treatment to express the dissatisfaction. I still cannot believe how could people act so absurd without thinking carefully about the aim of the actual damage. Nevertheless, none of my family member went shopping to that supermarket anymore after the riot....