gao kao

May 6, 201228 Comments

Photo: An entire class of high school students receive IV drips while cramming for exams

Photos of high school graduating senior students given intravenous drips in class have become viral on Sina Weibo. Within hours since they were uploaded yesterday morning, they had been shared by tens of thousands of Weibo users. The original uploader, “CHImushroom”, is a senior student at a high school in Xiaogan, central China’s Hubei province. [...]

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April 16, 201212 Comments

Curious Chinese ask stereotypical questions about India; a smarty-pants answers them all

The following content comes from a discussion thread in a forum in Baidu dedicated to topics related to CBS sit-com The Big Bang Theory. (A condensed version can be found here.)The author asserted that he spent 8 months in rural India and stayed with his Indian classmate, during which he did research for his thesis [...]

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April 9, 20122 Comments

Photos: High school students burn books to protest excessive school fees

From NetEase Senior students at a boarding school in Jingshan, Hubei province tore up and set fire to tons of books Thursday to express their outrage after they were told to pay 700 yuan (US$111) as educational charges. The accusation was soon echoed by junior students, who assembled in the middle of the evening study [...]

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April 5, 201224 Comments

Photos: Chinese students lost in the dream of studying in USA

From NetEase In the past six years, Ohio University in the United States has seen a 35-fold increase in the number of Chinese undergraduate students. But the language and culture differences pose barriers that eventually lead them to indulge in a Chinese circle cut off from the outside. It seems that these young men, who [...]

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August 31, 20114 Comments

Photos: People’s Education Army– A glimpse at Beijing’s high school students

Photos and English captions by Beijing-based photographer Shiho Fukuda. (Picked from Fast Company) During recess, students at the Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University–like their counterparts across the nation–gather in the courtyard to do eye exercises. This exercise is meant to aid their vision. Sophie Bai Yang, a senior at a Beijing high school, [...]

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June 9, 20116 Comments

Mass destruction of textbooks, suicide…The tragicomic Chinese College Entrance Examination

The National College Entrance Examination in China, or commonly known as Gao Kao, is a series of tests adopted by almost all Chinese higher education institutions as one of the very few major criteria for enrollment at the undergraduate level. It is usually taken by students in their last year of high school, although there has been no age restriction [...]

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