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How Xi Jinping is Shaping China’s Universities
August 10, 2018
How Xi Jinping is Shaping China’s Universities
The Chinese Communist Party’s intellectual colonization of universities may prove to be a costly endeavor.
How Xi Jinping is Shaping China’s Universities
A Closer Look at China’s World-Class Universities Project
September 22, 2017
A Closer Look at China’s World-Class Universities Project
China struggles to balance promoting top-ranked universities and supporting the rest of its universities
A Closer Look at China’s World-Class Universities Project
Can Test-Obsessed China Change?
September 08, 2017
Can Test-Obsessed China Change?
A look at three paths for Chinese education reform.
Can Test-Obsessed China Change?
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
May 26, 2016
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
"China is also witnessing a new wave of anti-intellectualism that is unprecedented in its scope and intensity."
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
Beyond Stereotypes: China’s Top High Schools
May 24, 2016
Beyond Stereotypes: China’s Top High Schools
Contrary to popular conceptions, students at China’s best high schools have colorful lives and dreams.
Beyond Stereotypes: China’s Top High Schools
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
October 15, 2015
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
According to one survey, Tsinghua University is now the best engineering school in the world. Is this representative?
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
What Israel Can Teach China
May 13, 2012
What Israel Can Teach China
Despite considerable challenges, Israel has a highly dynamic economy. There are lessons for Chinese students.
What Israel Can Teach China
What Finland Can Teach China
May 01, 2012
What Finland Can Teach China
A focus on daycare rather than rote learning is why Finnish students have some of the best global test scores. Chinese students might be more creative if they took a leaf out of their book.
What Finland Can Teach China
Inside Shanghai’s Schools
April 10, 2012
Inside Shanghai’s Schools
One survey found Shanghai schools to be the best in the world. But not every school plays by the same rules.
Inside Shanghai’s Schools
China’s Hunger Games
March 29, 2012
China’s Hunger Games
Why is the Hunger Games movie so popular? Ask U.S. and Chinese students – they have their own versions.
China’s Hunger Games
The Risks of China’s Students
March 03, 2012
The Risks of China’s Students
Many U.S. universities have been falling over themselves to accept Chinese students. But are they ignoring the dangers of cultural tensions in search of money?
The Risks of China’s Students
China’s Angry Bulls
February 10, 2012
China’s Angry Bulls
As China’s rural and migrant workers become more educated and well-travelled they are growing increasingly aware of their rights. And increasingly willing to stand up for them.
China’s Angry Bulls
What Finland Shows China, U.S.
January 03, 2012
What Finland Shows China, U.S.
The U.S. and Chinese education systems seem to be converging. Both could learn something from Finland.
What Finland Shows China, U.S.
China's Black Swans
September 05, 2011
China's Black Swans
Striving for perfection is all very well. But without empathy, it’s hard to learn and grow with others.
China's Black Swans
China's Incognito Parents
August 16, 2011
China's Incognito Parents
Two books offer some surprising insights into the minds of Chinese parents – and why they make the decisions they do.
China's Incognito Parents
Mind Triathlon vs Jersey Shore
August 09, 2011
Mind Triathlon vs Jersey Shore
Understanding a different perspective is like a mental triathlon. Sadly, too many students can’t be bothered to try.
Mind Triathlon vs Jersey Shore
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