Caught in a crossfire: Chinese students abroad and the battle for their hearts

When 22-year-old Chinese student Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, there’s one influence that sticks out: the Disney Channel movie High School Musical. “I hated Chinese education,” Lian says, remembering the high-pressure test-centered schooling in her native Sichuan Province. High School Musical presented an alternative: a carefree atmosphere where … Continue reading Caught in a crossfire: Chinese students abroad and the battle for their hearts