Hmmm I wonder what the teaching method was? Starvation if tehy dont get it? how many hours a day were they made to sit there? I may sound extreem, but it really is how some countries do things. Just look at teh BS 6 yr old beauty queens with the sadistic moms who were never good enough to win on their own, and now they are giving them even more attention with a tv show?????
ok off my soap box.
True, sorry guys their playing is awesome, no offence to that, but it does have an aura of child abuse around it. I have had a good deal of contact with Asian kids and, believe me, even outside of Asia there are crazy thing going on in their communities. I remember having this classmate who was 17 and in severe depression as he got scolded by his family that he is not achieving good enough. He was a stable A student, in some kind of sports team, in 2 or 3 comitees at any given time and performed Phantom parts of ''Phantom of the Opera'' in school musical with a great skill, but after performance couldn't look his family in the eyes.
No offence to Asians in general in this comment, I know also amazing close knit families, but, their culture makes them competitive as, and I bet those children played till their fingers bled and well past that, and I m not sure if it happened from their free will.