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The Profound Subtext of China’s Record-Breaking Hit Movie, Lost in Thailand

Lost in Thailand broke records when it came to Chinese theaters, but surprisingly, it includes a deep and meaningful message for Chinese society.

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China Dream

The China Dream: In English

With more Chinese than ever applying to American universities, English ability is becoming crucial for the Chinese version of success. But as China strides toward globalism and modernity, what does it lose?

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Hope on the Horizon for Gays in China

While on the surface China appears to be sternly against equality for it’s gay population, there are emerging signs of hope.

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Opportunistic China Bashing is Counter-Productive

How quickly does the goodwill Chinese youth have toward the US evaporate in the face of opportunistic China bashing?

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China’s Dangerous Income Gap

China’s wealth gap is one of the largest in the world and threatens social and political stability. As Peter found out through his students’ essays, unchecked privilege can lose the hearts of the people.

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Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage in Modern China

Something has recently been brought to my attention about marriage in China that has led to a shift in my perspective. It truly is a man’s world.

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Modern Chinese Youth on Filial Piety

Peter Vernezze authored a book about the philosophical views of young Chinese in modern China. Based upon essays they wrote and discussion they had, Vernezze has five important takeaways. The first: If you’re old and in China, worry.

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