Peter Vernezze came to Chengdu in 2006 and is an educational consultant, philosophical counselor and academic. Peter is the author of "Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice and the Chinese Way."
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?
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.