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Schools in China are trying to make pupils’ lives easier

The Economist

In the early 2000s a bestseller about raising a child in the West, “Education for Quality in America”, popularised the idea of suzhijiaoyu. The term refers to a well-rounded education that attaches importance to building character as much as knowledge. It guides most of Nanjing’s more liberal teaching. The author, Huang Quanyu, became a household name among the middle class, writes Teresa Kuan, an American academic, in “Love’s Uncertainty: The Politics and Ethics of Child Rearing in Contemporary China”.

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