Recent years have brought a succession of moves to tighten the reins on China’s education system. Authorities have sought to drive out “Western values” and cultivate a new focus on Xi Jinping’s signature...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 4, 2006
From Xinhua, via China Daily: A Chinese university professor has successfully sued one of the country’s largest blog website, Blogcn.com, after it carried defamatory remarks on a blog written by one of his students. The Gulou District People’s Court in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province on Wednesday ordered Blogcn to pay 1,000 yuan (US$125) to Chen […]
by Michael Zhao | Aug 3, 2006
From the New York Times: When John Pomfret arrived in China in 1980, ready to begin language classes at the University of Nanjing, he looked out the train window at a timeless pastoral scene in the fields outside Shenzhen. “I saw men steering wooden plows pulled by water buffalo, women hunkered over knee-deep in rice […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 24, 2006
In Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China, John Pomfret traces the lives of four of his classmates at Nanjing University, which he attended as a 20-year-old Stanford student in 1981. Given the rare opportunity to live in a Chinese dorm room with seven undergraduates, Pomfret gained an intimate knowledge of […]
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