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1843: How to get into Harvard...from Beijing

April 1st, 2016

Episode 640 of 884 episodes

In the last decade, the number of Chinese students enrolling in American colleges has quintupled. On this podcast, Brook Larmer talks about why – despite fears of westernisation – the Chinese elite wants its children to study in America, and the lengths parents will go to in order to guarantee admission

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