Jiang Xueqin

Land Grabs: Why Take The Risk?

Villagers who demonstrated against an alleged land grab in front of the Guangzhou city government building on Tuesday have won official concessions from the local government. From AFP: In the latest protest, around 1,000 people...

Chinese Students in the U.S.: A Clash of Civilizations?

An article in the New York Times looks at the increasing numbers of Chinese students attending U.S. universities, which have actively recruited them, and the challenges both the students and the universities face once they are...

How China Kills Creativity

For the Diplomat, Jiang Xueqin writes about what he sees lacking in Chinese schools: The very best US schools are seen as such because they inspire their students to be curious, interested, and excited; China’s very best schools...

The Sad Truth of China’s Education

In the Diplomat, Jiang Xueqin brainstorms ideas to replace the dreaded gaokao college entrance exam, and comes up with… the gaokao: In his book A Theory of Justice, the political philosopher John Rawls conducted a thought...

Beijing’s School Kingdoms

For the Diplomat, Jiang Xueqin writes about how the new international divisions at elite Beijing public schools are being managed: In theory, Beijing public schools report to Beijing’s education bureau, which then reports to the...

Jiang Xueqin: The Trouble With Teens

On the Diplomat blog (via Danwei), Jiang Xueqin, curriculum director at Shenzhen Middle School, China’s leading centre for progressive education reform, writes about the psychology of high school students in China and the...



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