32-year-old man repeat senior high 8 times for Tsinghua University

| August 29th, 2014

Ask any Chinese university students, what is the most difficult year of their school lives, 99.9% of them would answer “Grade 3 in Senior High School” (similar to 12th Grade in the US). Because the year is the final spurt for Gaokao, aka College Entrance Examination, the only way to get access to higher education for the majority. Students spend over 10 hours a day burying themselves in text books, memorizing formulas, historical events, political arguments, theories, solving math, physic, […]Read more…

College Entrance Exam is a test for parents, too

| June 20th, 2011

Earlier this month, more than ten million Chinese high school students sat for the two-day national college entrance examination, or gaokao. Every year the country’s attention is captivated by the ordeal of these students whose entire education up to this point has been solely geared to preparing them for this exam, and which in turn will decide not only their college placement, but will likely determine their future career prospects as well.

Yet behind each child immersed in study stands his […]Read more…

Advertisement in university exam!

| March 25th, 2010

From img.ly:

China’s booming economy in the recent years has dramatically changed its image and its people’s mind set. Chinese people have commercialized their way of life. All kinds of advertisements and commercials can be found in every street corner in China. From the flyers on the telephone poles to the giant LCD screen on the tallest building in the city, everyone seems to have something to sell to this potentially the largest consumer market.

And who says Chinese people are […]Read more…