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China’s Communist Collapse: Why Capitalism Is There To Stay

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Socialism is a dying concept in China; gone are the days of Mao’s green jacket and the People’s Communes. Walk down Nanjing Road in Shanghai today, and you will see the Chinese people spending more money than their grandparents dreamed of. General Motors, Rolex, Gucci, and thousands of other WesternRead More

Choate students and faculty stand in front of Fudan High School.

“Americanized” Doesn’t Mean American

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Over spring break, I traveled with five other Choate students to Shanghai, China for the annual High School Affiliated to Fudan University Exchange Program. In the city, I immersed myself in the Chinese culture by spending multiple days at the high school affiliated to Choate. Spending time at a schoolRead More

A display of ornate dresses in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China Through the Looking Glass.”

À La Mode

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Since the very start of Chinese history, fashion has always demonstrated the various changes the country has undergone. From the traditional Da Xiu Shan (meaning “Big Sleeved Dress”) of the Tang Dynasty to the widespread black color of the Han Dynasty, every era in China brought about a new styleRead More

Members of the China Study Abroad program gather after an afternoon of exploration.

Chatting With Choaties in China

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Picture the crowded metropolis of Beijing. Skyscrapers shoot into the sky, the Great Wall winds through the city, and the imposing Tiananmen Gate welcomes all to China’s capital. It’s a big change from the red-brick buildings of Choate, yet Beijing is also a part of Choate’s campus. Four students —Read More

An example of a typical school track suit, worn by Malle’s host sister.

À La Mode

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In Beijing, my home for the next two months, I noticed my host sister and most students in the city wearing almost identical uniforms, which only vary slightly  based on the school’s name. Different from any American attire I have seen, these outfits consist of a pair of  white trackRead More

À La Mode

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Even after receiving people’s opinions on  life in Beijing, China, whether full-time residents  or term abroad students, their input could not have prepared me for the things I would think and feel during my first week there. It has been one week since I landed in this gigantic, nerve- racking,Read More

A  young demonstrator in Hong Kong protests Beijing’s involvement in Hong Kong elections.

How China Steals Its Citizens’ Rights

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of a battle over civil liberties and technological privacy rights in the United States, an extremely similar and important crisis is occurring in China: the right to the freedom of speech. Hong Kong citizens’ freedom of speech is protected by the hand-over treaty. This treaty guarantees thatRead More