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Gaokao Time!

Gaokao Time!

Today and tomorrow marks probably the most important days in the lives of millions of young Chinese. After years of preparation, many study hours, tutor meetings, and sunday classes, today is the moment of truth: the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, better known as the gaokao 高考. The results of the test decides, to a large (too large, some experts […]

How Learning (to Teach) Chinese Never Ends

How Learning (to Teach) Chinese Never Ends

In the last two days I found two interesting emails in my inbox. They struck a chord with me 1. because they have something to do with China and Chinese, and 2. because they deal with learning (and teaching) a language. Having just moved to Germany and taking German language classes at the moment, I am again reminded of the […]

Global Education

Global Education

Education is a fascinating, important, and incredibly broad topic. It is something that almost everybody is (and certainly should) be an “experience-expert” in, and most of us have an opinion about some aspect of it. More than any political or economical system, education influences us all in both a mundane and a very profound way. In a successful educational system, […]

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Tie one’s hair on the house beam and prick one’s thigh with an awl (悬梁刺股)

悬梁刺股 Xuán liáng cì gǔ   Translation: Tie one’s hair on the house beam and prick one’s thigh with an awl. Meaning: Take a painstaking effort in one’s study. Story This proverb encompasses two stories. The xuán liáng 悬梁 (tying one’s hair on the house beam) part of the proverb is found in the Han shu 汉书 (Book of Han), […]

China in Numbers: Learning the Dynasties With a Song

China in Numbers: Learning the Dynasties With a Song

Years are numbers too, and history is full of them. Each country, each civilization, has years of great(er) significance, and students around the world burdened with the responsibility to memorize the most memorable ones. Exactly which dates you have to remember, depends on the country and society you live in. If you study Chinese history, there is no escaping the […]

To get up when the rooster crows and practice sword fighting (闻鸡起舞)

闻鸡起舞 Wén jī qǐ wǔ Translation: To rise up upon hearing the crow of a rooster and practice with the sword. Meaning: To study hard in order to achieve a lofty goal; or simply to study with diligence and stamina. Story This proverb derives from a biographical chapter found in one of China’s many historical books called the Jinshu 晋书(Book […]

Read by the light of fireflies and reflecting snow (囊萤映雪)

囊萤映雪 Náng yíng yìng xuě Translation: Read by the light of fireflies entrapped in a pouch of thin silk and the reflections given off by the snow on the ground. Meaning: Study hard despite poor conditions. Story This proverb comes from two stories. The story about the fireflies is found in the Jin shu 晋书 (The Book of Jin), one […]

Gender Inequality in Chinese Education (Zhōngguó jiàoyù zhōng de xìngbié bù píngděng xiànxiàng 中国教育中的性别不平等现象)

Danke LI For centuries women were educated in China to become good wives and devoted mothers. China passed a bill in 1922 to ensure women legal rights to education afforded to men, and female enrollment and literacy rates improved greatly by the mid-twentieth century. But women living in cities and coastal regions experience more progress than those in rural, inland […]