[SOCIETY] Chinese Tiger Mom spends 20000RMB on first-grade’s extracurricular activities

“Everyone is moving forward, we can’t stand still,” Ms. Xie from Zhejiang, East China said. Like other “Tiger Mothers” who swear by the “never-lose-at-the-starting-line” theory, stay-at-home mom Ms. Xie spends about 20000RMB each semester on private tutorials and extracurricular classes for her seven-year-old son Chengcheng. The recent years in China have witnessed an incongruous course … More [SOCIETY] Chinese Tiger Mom spends 20000RMB on first-grade’s extracurricular activities

The rise of classics reciting private schools in China: an education utopia or dystopia?

A lesson in an old-style private schools in China In China, about 2000 old-style private schools are inculcating over 10,000 students with Chinese classics education, which recently invited opposing views from some experts and triggered a heated debate. Advocator of the old-style classic education, Wang Caigui Wang Caigui, head of Wenli School in Wenzhou, Zhejiang … More The rise of classics reciting private schools in China: an education utopia or dystopia?

Chinese hit TV drama highlights anxieties behind middle-classes sending kids abroad

The senior high school entrance examination is around the corner. Fang Duoduo, a 15-year-old Chinese girl performs poorly in the mock exam, which worries her middle-class parents. Learning that many Chinese parents are sending their young kids to study abroad, the Fang’s consider that for Duoduo studying abroad is a better way out. However, the … More Chinese hit TV drama highlights anxieties behind middle-classes sending kids abroad