Commentary

Articles in our Education series.

  • 2014-07-30

     

    Jokes about women PhDs are many in China. The most famous and ignominious is that earth has three species – men, women and women PhDs. A well-known writer of kungfu novels, Jin Yong, writes of women with bachelor’s degrees as Huang Rong (clever and beautiful), but by the time of reaching PhD level female characters become comparable to Meijueshitai – old nuns with kungfu skills whom are cruel, fierce and ugly.

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  • 2014-07-09

     

    Hong Kong and Beijing boast some of the best universities in Asia. Having studied at the University of Hong Kong and Peking University, here is my personal take on three differences between studying in English in Hong Kong and Beijing: 

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  • 2014-06-15

     

    The tourism industry demands a wide range of skills of its talent pool – mobility, multi-lingualism, ability to serve, cultural awareness and operational management skills among them. The tourism industry in China is growing faster than the national rate of growth, and added nearly $US1trn to GDP last year.

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  • 2014-06-04

    An increasing number of students from around the world are enrolling in degree-programs in China. Additionally, an increasing number of joint-PhD and joint-degree programs are being set up between Chinese and non-Chinese universities, largely for graduate students, but also including undergraduate degrees.

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  • 2014-05-21

     

    If youre a masters or Ph.D. student conducting social science research on China for your thesis or dissertation, at some point you might find yourself in China for fieldwork. Having recently spent a year in China for my own dissertation fieldwork, here are some suggestions for a successful (or at least not overwhelmingly painful) fieldwork experience in China.

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