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The Harvard hoax that China fell for

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1094735/harvard-hoax-china-fell By Alex Lo, Dec 6,2012 South China Morning Post   In contemporary mainland folklore, there is a mythical place that guarantees academic excellence, lifelong success and everlasting respect and prestige. Its name is Harvard. This great American institution of … Continue reading

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Widespread Rumors Claim Harvard Students Are Super Studious

Widespread Rumors Claim Harvard Students Are Super Studious The Harvard Crimson  Dec 3, 2012 http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/12/3/Library-Walls-Allocutions-China/ According to an op-ed penned by University Professor Robert C. Darnton ’60, director of the Harvard University Library, there is a widespread belief in China that the walls … Continue reading

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A generation of Chinese students draws inspiration from a hoax about Harvard.

A generation of Chinese students draws inspiration from a hoax about Harvard. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324735104578116960217427102.html “’Enjoy the Unavoidable Suffering’; A generation of Chinese students draws inspiration from a hoax about Harvard.” By Robert Darnton. Wall Street Journal. November 15, 2012. Now that … Continue reading

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Existence: Am I a zombie?

Existence: Am I a zombie? 01 August 2011 by Michael Brooks IN A nutshell, you don’t know. Philosopher René Descartes hit the nail on the head when he wrote “cogito ergo sum”. The only evidence you have that you exist … Continue reading

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Are you listening, Steve Jobs? (via BirdAbroad)

The Western news media is replete with pithy descriptions of the rapid changes taking place in China: China has the world's fastest growing economy. China is undergoing remarkable and rapid change. This represents a unique moment for a society changing … Continue reading

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Moishe and the Pope.

About a century or two ago, the Pope decided that all the Jews had to leave the Vatican. Naturally there was a big uproar from the Jewish community. So the Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate … Continue reading

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