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Education in China- Dont ask for the Powerpoint

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 19, 2010


I attended some law classes in China at one of the best law schools in the country. The professor for one class was candid and supplied poignant information, it was revealing and very useful to all of those in attendance. When we inquired about receiving a copy of the material- powerpoint, we were told that we could not.
Supposedly the government had some of the professors under ‘house arrest’ for not clearing the informatin they provided wiht the ruling communist party. All material must undergo the scrutiny of the party before passed on to the students, meaning we get a watered down version of the truth. This prof may have overstepped his the boundaries of what was prudent, so he provided no material to us, other than his spoken word.
This is education in China

One Response to “Education in China- Dont ask for the Powerpoint”

  1. […] I know some people laugh in disbelief when I say that in China, you have to be very careful what you say and to whom you say it and where you say it. I’m really not kidding. Even now, I am careful with this blog because Mr. Hot Stuff still has to do business there. Case in point: I attended some law classes in China at one of the best law schools in the country. The professor for one class was candid and supplied poignant information, it was revealing and very useful to all of those in attendance. When we inquired about receiving a copy of the material- powerpoint, we were told that we could not. Supposedly the government had some of the professors under 'house arrest' for not clearing the informatin they provided wiht th … Read More […]

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