China: University entrance exam

China's nightmarish university entrance exams wrapped up today. Seen in a post from Danwei‘s Joel Martinsen are rumors that ‘full-mark’ essays from the composition section are already being collected for publishers with response anthologies in the works.

“In the days following the exam each year,” Martinsen writes of Gao Kao (高考) the annual test which often leads several senior high school under pressure to kill themselves, “the national media is filled with analyses of the essay questions. Papers invite big-name authors to reflect on the topics or to try their hand at answering them.”

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