China | How China’s 8,000-character written language shaped an education system that seems draconian to Westerners
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 12/07/15, 02:55 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan—At 9 p.m., a gaggle of middle-school boys spills out of a storefront in Taipei, still dressed in matching school uniforms. It’s finally time for them to go home after a long day of school and then buxiban, or after-school cram class, where they get extra help on subjects like English and math. Then it’s off to bed before another full day of studying.