“Just Tell Us What You Want Us to Know!” – Teaching in China

I always enjoy urging Inside China Newsletter  subscribers to reflect on their own connections to China’s education industry. One reader was nice enough to respond to a past newsletter edition with his “in the trenches” experience of teaching in Nanjing. I thought you’d enjoy reading the quick and fascinating glimpse at what teaching in China now […]

What Does Graduation Truly Celebrate? – Inside China Ed – May Edition 2014


  As we melt in Beijing’s scorching heat, I’ve enjoyed viewing various institutions’ graduation photos and speeches. One piece that stood out was Arch Montgomery’s, Head of Asheville School (full disclosure, I’m a grad!), “What are we celebrating?”  I’m curious whether or not Chinese families are beginning to reflect upon the questions posed by Arch or […]

Religion and Ramen Noodles – Inside China Ed – April Edition 2014


  April uncovered a Chinese student’s heartwarming University of Rochester application essay, which detailed his life-long love of instant ramen noodles—spoiler alert—he was accepted! Four years from now, he may be one of many Chinese graduates no longer interested in working for multinational companies with locations in China. Non-religious boarding institutions are unhappy with Catholic schools’ aggressive recruitment of […]