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Resistance within Contexts:A Study of University BBS Youth Culture in China
Unformatted Document Text:  11 activities. In the interviews, I have asked my Tsinghua informants their feeling towards their university: Lovers: Tsinghua makes anyone feel pressured……Many students, before they came to Tsinghua, were very outstanding in their homelands. Some of them were regarded by their neighbors as prides. But after enrolling in Tsinghua, they found that there are too many people who are equally outstanding, or even better. They are nothing but ordinary students. NN: When I was a freshman, there was a campus newspaper introducing one Tsinghua student in each issue. All those students are the most excellent ones. For example, some student used only seven years to get a Ph.D. degree, starting as an undergraduate. Each time we read this newspaper, we’d like to knock the heads onto the grounds. We felt not be able to survive any longer. Young: There are too many ‘niu ren’ in Tsinghua……Studying hard is the dominant atmosphere throughout Tsinghua University and it makes you feel great pressures. For example, within a dormitory, six people, if three of them came back to the dorm after twelve o’clock mid-night, then wouldn’t the other three people feel the pressures? When they were in middle school, they were all ranked the first or second in their schools. Now, in Tsinghua, they can be ranked from the first to the last when competing with thirty other classmates. Everyone knows what his level is in his class. So they must feel scared. If there were two or three students studying hard, the whole class would also be studying hard; if there were two or three classes studying hard, the whole university would be studying very hard. Contributing to the pressures is a competing mechanism built within the educational system. As these students said, most Tsinghua students were very outstanding in high schools, thus they wish themselves to be, or are wished by their families or relatives to be, similarly outstanding in university. These push them to join the competing mechanism. Scores and behaviors during their university years will decide their fate after graduation. Voodoo: In Tsinghua, the best students will go abroad; the second-class will go to foreign companies; and the worst will remain in the university to pursue a graduate degree. Every Tsinghua students feel like this. Therefore all of the students have the same goal: I want to go

Authors: Dong, Dong.
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activities. In the interviews, I have asked my Tsinghua informants their feeling towards their
university:
Lovers: Tsinghua makes anyone feel pressured……Many students, before they came to
Tsinghua, were very outstanding in their homelands. Some of them were regarded by their
neighbors as prides. But after enrolling in Tsinghua, they found that there are too many people
who are equally outstanding, or even better. They are nothing but ordinary students.
NN: When I was a freshman, there was a campus newspaper introducing one Tsinghua
student in each issue. All those students are the most excellent ones. For example, some student
used only seven years to get a Ph.D. degree, starting as an undergraduate. Each time we read
this newspaper, we’d like to knock the heads onto the grounds. We felt not be able to survive
any longer.
Young: There are too many ‘niu ren’ in Tsinghua……Studying hard is the dominant
atmosphere throughout Tsinghua University and it makes you feel great pressures. For example,
within a dormitory, six people, if three of them came back to the dorm after twelve o’clock
mid-night, then wouldn’t the other three people feel the pressures? When they were in middle
school, they were all ranked the first or second in their schools. Now, in Tsinghua, they can be
ranked from the first to the last when competing with thirty other classmates. Everyone knows
what his level is in his class. So they must feel scared. If there were two or three students
studying hard, the whole class would also be studying hard; if there were two or three classes
studying hard, the whole university would be studying very hard.
Contributing to the pressures is a competing mechanism built within the educational system.
As these students said, most Tsinghua students were very outstanding in high schools, thus they
wish themselves to be, or are wished by their families or relatives to be, similarly outstanding in
university. These push them to join the competing mechanism. Scores and behaviors during their
university years will decide their fate after graduation.
Voodoo: In Tsinghua, the best students will go abroad; the second-class will go to foreign
companies; and the worst will remain in the university to pursue a graduate degree. Every
Tsinghua students feel like this. Therefore all of the students have the same goal: I want to go


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