Articles By: Nimshi Perera

Cracking Down on Schoolhouse Cheats

Stacy is not alone. In 2008 China Youth Daily conducted a survey on 900 college students, 83 percent of whom admitted to cheating on exams. Many Chinese students have cheated often without apparent remorse since they regard their action as necessary to get ahead in China’s highly competitive society.

The People of the Bund

Located on the western bank of the Huangpu River, Shanghai’s stately old promenade, the Bund, has long marked the cosmopolitan crossroads of China. Beginning in the 19th century, its elegant European-style façades came to symbolize the heights of colonial style and wealth after the Western powers forced China to open its doors to trade and made Shanghai into a booming commercial capital.

Kindergarten and the Elusive ‘Nan Ayi’

Kindergarten and the Elusive ‘Nan Ayi’

In China today, male primary school teachers are few and far between despite the fact that educators tend to agree that having male role models in the classroom is critical for the maturation of both young boys and girls, and for development of thinking and life skills.

Snack or Cure, Get Your Scorpions Here

Snack or Cure, Get Your Scorpions Here

Ding You, a vendor at He Hua Xiao Chi, yells out, “scorpions” to passersby. What may be a dare for curious tourists looking to tickle their taste buds evolved from ancient Chinese medicinal practices. Insects, animal parts and various sea creatures have all been used to treat common ailments.

Afterthoughts of China

By Nimshi Perera For ChinaInFocus It’s been over a month since I left Texas and embarked on a journalistic journey through China. And as of early July I am still in the People’s Republic, watching the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Quarter Final, the Mandarin-speaking commentators reminding me I am not home yet. Since our University of […]