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    The Chinese college entrance exam : high stakes and pressure cooking by Bush, Madeline

    China's National College Entrance Examination system (NCEE) is the driving force behind the Chinese education system as a whole. This single test is not only a determinant of an examinees future, but also guides the entire country's education system and curriculum while encouraging many traditional Chinese beliefs. In theory the test simply serves to filer students into appropriate colleges using a high-stakes testing system. However, in practice the NCEE serves as a lens through which the Chinese culture looks. This high-stakes testing system has created social urgency and fever surrounding education and college admission. As a single predictor of success and the only factor in college admissions, intense competition and pressure is created in Chinese society. Though the culture created the test, the test is in some respects also shaping the culture.

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    Internet addiction disorder : a case study of China by Wang, Mary

    The phenomenon of Internet addiction is emerging as a possible new behavioral addiction with the increasing popularity of Internet use. This thesis reviews recent scientific research about Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) and examines the neurological correlates of IAD with substance abuse disorders (such as drug abuse) and the question of whether IAD should be recognized as a unique disorder. China is used as a case study because of IAD's recognition as a public health issue. In addition, many of its unique social and political policies (censorship and one child policy) provide an interesting perspective to the debate.

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    Tiananmen Square

    View looking eastward across Tiananmen Square to Tiananmen (The Gate of Heavenly Peace), with Mao portrait and signs reading "Long live the Communist Party of China" [left] and "Long Live The Great Unification of the People of the World"

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    Service Company Barber Shop

    Barber shop offering r S"&qucontemporary fashions" and "warm service."

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    Kindly Arts Beauty Shop

    A beauty shop in northwest Beijing offers "scientific hair dyeing" and "Great flowery cold perms" (see window illustration).

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    tiananmen Square

    tiananmen Square, including the Mao Mausoleum and Monument to the People's Heroes, seen looking south across Chang An avenue.

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    Beijing smog

    Afternoon sun fights through a blanket of smog in Beijing's Haidian district.

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    Beijing University kids

    A young boy and girl chat animatedly as they stroll on the path through the Beijing University campus.

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    Billboard painted over

    A worker paints over a billboard urging onlookers to build the socialist economy

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    Village jump rope

    Children jump rope in a village in rural Shandong province

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    Urban monk

    A monk at Beijing's Yonghe Palace Lama Temple, behind which lie high-rise apartment buildings.

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    Makeshift window

    The subject of a blackboard urging "resolute implementation," "prevention as the mainstay" and "total annihilation" was probably a public health campaign; it now serves as a window to a Beijing apartment.

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    Prepared for winter

    Stacks of coal pucks lined up outside a Beijing residence on an autumn afternoon presage the arrival of winter. Coal burning as a fuel and heat source greatly contributed to Beijing's smoggy winter skies.

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    Beijing University cafeteria hours

    Beijing University student studying a poster listing campus cafeteria hours.

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    Taishan mountainside

    Mountainside with small pavilion, seen from path ascending Mt. Tai in Shandong province.

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    Tiantan Qiniandian stairs

    Designed in 1531 (by the Ming Emperor Shizong, it is said), the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year known to modern tourists is the result of a 1751 renovation. The circular roof signifies Heaven, the square base earth.

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    Tiantan Qiniandian Wall

    Detail of wall a the base of the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year, capped by beams bearing the dragon and phoenix motif.

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    Pay Toilet

    A public toilet outside the Summer Palace sports traditional round entryways and chains to shape the queue. Under an umbrella to the right attendants charge admission.

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    Beijing smog

    Northwest Beijing lies under a thick layer of early winter smog generated in part by the widespread use of coal for residential heating and cooking.

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    Beijing University stonemasons

    Stonemasons work large blocks of rock on the Beijing University campus.

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    Asia Beverages billboard

    Portion of a colorful neon billboard for a beverage wholesaling company.

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    Bicycle repair shop

    Inner tubes lie piled on the eaves of a humble Beijing bicycle repair shop

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    Beijing University Boya Tower

    Constructed in 1924 to supply the Yanjing University campus with water, Boya ("erudition") Tower has since, along with Weiming ("unnamed") Lake, become an iconic feature of the Beijing University campus.

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    Beijing University offices

    The overgrown courtyard beyond this Beijing University campus gate houses the Marxism-Leninism Research Institute, Japan Research Center, Foreign Philosophy Research Institute, and the Afro-Asian Research Institute.

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    Beihai White Dagoba

    Built in 1651 to herald the Dalai Lama's visit to the Qing court, Beihai Park's White Dagoba was rebuilt in 1680. The dagoba is a Tibetan Buddhist architectural form imported to China during the Mongol Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).