Going back for millennia, civil servants in China used to sport mortar boards and gowns, after passing the grueling state entrance examination, similar to today’s high stakes college entrance test, the “gaokao”. Nothing new under the Sun, in the Middle Kingdom. (Image by baidu.com)
Author, analyst and lecturer Jeff J. Brown invited Dr. Godfree Roberts on his China Rising Radio Sinoland show, as a followup to their well-received interview about Shanghai public schools being ranked the best on Planet Earth.
Jeff’s and Godfree’s first interview about Shanghai’s #1 schools: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2016/05/07/shanghais-public-school-revolution-is-burying-the-west-godfree-roberts-on-china-rising-radio-sinoland-160507/
Wall Street Journal article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-so-many-chinese-students-come-to-the-u-s-1462123552
Ron Unz article comparing Jewish and Chinese students: http://www.unz.com/freed/jewish-decline-and-the-rise-of-china-in-the-us/
Godfree Roberts’s website: http://www.inpraiseofchina.com/
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