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post #31 of 37
Just do it.
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post #33 of 37
To the OP, suck it up. Sitting on the other side of the desk, I find myself becoming a curmudgeon. I have 2 careers, both ranging from fairly to very rewarding, and yet, in each, there are tasks that absolutely suck. When our department asks for industry feedback, the overwhelming majority of complaints from employers are: 1) New hires expect to be coddled and shirk mundane, onerous, and otherwise unpleasant tasks. 2) New hires don't show initiative. So, my advice again is to suck it up, and not just get through it, but make the best of it. Seriously, forcing yourself to do a good job on a shitty project is a character building experience.
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Oh Jesus, last night I watched a Chinese university student open up a webpage and then copy, character for character, her "Thesis" on Japanese economics in relation to the earthquake. All students are required to write an economic thesis, regardless of their major. The result is that all of the blatently copy it. In her class, there were 10 people who wrote the exact the thesis. The other issue is that Chinese professors will tell students "Sorry but your thesis is terrible, you need to rewrite it *wink*" which means "You'll need to pay me money if you want to graduate." No wonder nobody in this country knows how to fucking think, what a disaster.
I don't know about the graft, but the Chinese universities we primarily deal with are the number 1 and number 2 universities in China, so this probably doesn't happen as much. The other issue is much more serious and culturally engrained, and top level educational officials and professors at the top universities understand this and are actively pursuing ways to change this mindset, including peer-to-peer exchanges. Of course, these are top-tier universities, where securing a position is the ultra ne plus of a Chinese academics, and where the academic culture is significantly different than from other Chinese universities. BTW, US universities are equally shitty, though for completely different reasons. But I'm not even going to get started.
post #34 of 37
grind up on some nice ass until you cum. then, and only then, can you start working.
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Got it. Not exactly the same thing, but still cheating nonetheless.

An ex gf of mine, who was a white American but a bigtime Sinophile to the point of PRC apologetics, used to argue with me that this method of test prep is totally fair and does not confer undue advantages. I called bullshit and said it was sketchy as hell. I stand by my opinion.

Sounds like such an annoying cunt, I hope you broke her heart.


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I don't know about the graft, but the Chinese universities we primarily deal with are the number 1 and number 2 universities in China, so this probably doesn't happen as much. The other issue is much more serious and culturally engrained, and top level educational officials and professors at the top universities understand this and are actively pursuing ways to change this mindset, including peer-to-peer exchanges. Of course, these are top-tier universities, where securing a position is the ultra ne plus of a Chinese academics, and where the academic culture is significantly different than from other Chinese universities.

BTW, US universities are equally shitty, though for completely different reasons. But I'm not even going to get started.

I'm not exactly sure which band BNU belongs to (possibly 3) as my friend was in the lowest scoring group of gao kao students. However, I teach for a band I university (as in, top tier of gao kao scores) which uses English as an instructional medium for all courses except Chinese. We still have had a couple problems with professors (both Chinese and foreign) blackmailing students/having sex with them which lead to their dismissal. It's something about this place/being in the culture maybe, that makes people who wouldn't dare doing such a thing in their home country think it's okay to take advantage of the student/teacher relationship.
post #36 of 37
Why won't you reveal your location? Afraid ninjas will kidnap you in the middle of the night? You must be one of the most consistent critic of all things PRC on the internet. Big brother is watching.
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Sounds like such an annoying cunt, I hope you broke her heart. I'm not exactly sure which band BNU belongs to (possibly 3) as my friend was in the lowest scoring group of gao kao students. However, I teach for a band I university (as in, top tier of gao kao scores) which uses English as an instructional medium for all courses except Chinese. We still have had a couple problems with professors (both Chinese and foreign) blackmailing students/having sex with them which lead to their dismissal. It's something about this place/being in the culture maybe, that makes people who wouldn't dare doing such a thing in their home country think it's okay to take advantage of the student/teacher relationship.
post #37 of 37
Is my location really a secret? I work in Zhu Hai and frolic around the PRD.
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