A 5-Year-Old’s 15-Page Résumé Captivates China

A leaked school application has prompted debate about whether children in China’s test-crazed education system are being raised as soulless strivers.

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Hasnain says:

“BEIJING — The young applicant is described as confident and courageous. His résumé, at 15 pages, is glittering, complete with performance reviews (“full of energy”), a map of his travels (trips to Tokyo and Bali) and a list of books he has read this year (408 in total).

But the applicant is not a seasoned job seeker. He is a 5-year-old boy from southern China applying for a spot in first grade at a Shanghai private school.”

Posted on 2018-11-03T18:37:06+0000