EDUCATION

No Time to Teach

Facing more bureaucratic formalities, overwork, and dwindling respect, many of China’s teachers are leaving the profession for good

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HEALTH

“You’re Just Bored”: China’s Depressed Teens Struggle for Understanding and Treatment

Mental health services and families struggle to understand, recognize, and treat rising teen depression

LIFE

Arms Up! How Radio Exercises Live on in Modern China

How a German tradition from 1803 affects the massage parlors of China today

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EDUCATION

How English Went from Imperialist Treachery to Lingua Franca

While English language education was once practically forbidden, decades of reform have turned it into massive business

EDUCATION

Inside China’s “Gaokao Factory”

A former students recounts her grueling schedule and eventual withdrawal from Hengshui, a city notorious for exam-prep schools

SOCIETY

Class Struggles: Vocational Schools Still Fail to Provide Opportunities to Students

Dogged by social stigma and lack of resources, vocational high schools fail to give students the education they need to succeed in modern China

EDUCATION

Student’s Suicide Exposes Abusive Factory Internships

Long hours, low pay, and intimidation a regular feature of vocational work study programs

HEALTH

China's School Counseling Throes

School psychologists struggle to protect students’ privacy and serve their mental health needs

EDUCATION

Seoul of Education

For 70 years, South Korea’s Overseas Chinese High School has taught Confucian philosophy and kept a political balance between two countries

EDUCATION

Keeping up with the Zhous

China’s cutthroat education environment is stressing parents as well