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M Talks China: LITTLE SOLDIERS: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve

The Chinese way of education is often described in stereotypes: It’s either the “best academic achievers” or on the flip side, “rote-learners with no creativity.” What’s the real story? In her new book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve, journalist Lenora Chu chronicles her parenting and investigative journey inside China’s school system, and also explores issues of rural inequality and educators’ longstanding struggle to change what’s broken.

Ticket Type Event Details Price
Adult November 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM ¥ 85.00 CNY
Student November 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM ¥ 40.00 CNY
Lenora Chu

Lenora Chu

Lenora Chu is an award-winning journalist with more than a dozen years’ experience in the U.S. and China. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York TimesWall Street Journal, Business Insider, The Cut / New York magazine, The AustralianChristian Science Monitor, APM’s Marketplace and PRI’sThe World, among othersLenora is Chinese American and holds degrees from Stanford University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Little Soldiers, a narrative account of China’s education system, (HarperCollins, Sep 2017) is her first book.  For more on Lenora Chu and her writing, visit:http://lenorachu.com/