Tag Archives: Guangxi

Chinese graduates hate their low paying jobs, but are hopeful about the future


Yesterday I shared the answers my former students gave to a short survey I sent them. Today we’re going to look more closely at the data, and try to get a better understanding of the lives these recent graduates are … Continue reading

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The lives of recent Chinese graduates – Does a university degree bring a better life?


A few weeks ago I sent a very brief survey to a class of my former students as a way of checking on their progress since graduation. Out of the 20+ students I sent the questions to, 9 replied. Those … Continue reading

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Some of the best Chinese short fiction (in English)


In the run up to the London Book Fair focused on Chinese literature, the Guardian is publishing a great series of short fiction works from some of the best authors in China (there are a few works left to be … Continue reading

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