Post on hold…

I put up a post a few minutes ago and then took it down because someone told me it was potentially misleading. If I find out it’s accurate I’ll re-post with a more detailed explanation. Thanks.

The Discussion: 15 Comments


If that is a classroom, it has to be in a private school. That’s the only place I have seen such small rooms. The high schools that I’ve been in usually have at least 65 students in each class and universities are a lot bigger.

Also, I notice the desk in the first photograph..never seen one of those in any classroom in China before. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any, but I’ve been in a lot of classrooms (both junior and university level) and I’ve never seen one.

August 16, 2005 @ 7:10 pm | Comment

That’s why I took it down until I have some more information.

August 16, 2005 @ 7:15 pm | Comment

They were still interesting photos. There was an awful lot of red in them.

August 16, 2005 @ 7:26 pm | Comment

I’ll repost them, but I want to be able to say exactly where they were taken, and what the occasion was.

August 16, 2005 @ 7:28 pm | Comment

That is definitely not a regualr classroom in China. And I’m with Gordon, desks in China normally are not like in western countries which is what was shown in the picture.

Looks more like an altar whorshiping the Cultural revolution period. Most Chinese probably will feel sick seeing it.

August 16, 2005 @ 7:45 pm | Comment

I think the accurate description of the assassins China has sent to kill Chen Yonglin are “ninja assassins”. Duck please get your facts straight before you post this.


August 16, 2005 @ 10:33 pm | Comment

Darn; I want to see it!

August 17, 2005 @ 12:07 am | Comment

Those are photos of my classroom, aren’t they? I’ve since replaced the Marx with Lin Biao and bought a Cultural Revolution ceramic statuette showing a Red Guard beating a teacher.
In fact, half of it is in honour of Stalin and Mao, the other half to the British Empire, hence the huge colonial Hong Kong flag hanging from the wall by the desk.
I’ll give you a tour when you’re in town, Richard.

August 17, 2005 @ 5:24 am | Comment

I think no people in their right mind in China will put up a classroom like that unless they want to teach the dark side of that part of Chinese history.

If you threw away all the decorations, it actually looks more like a regular classroom in U.S. to me because in China, you wouldn’t have a desk for the teacher in the classroom, and that is a norm as far as I could tell in U.S.

August 17, 2005 @ 6:17 am | Comment

a stage property room, for shooting movies

August 17, 2005 @ 6:35 am | Comment

Without the photo, it sure sounds like my classroom. I see it as an antidote to the rubbish they teach kids in Chinese classes. It is a private school for international students as well as Chinese kids.

August 17, 2005 @ 6:41 am | Comment

Thanks Keir, I took them down because I needed more information about why the rooms were decorated that way. I’ll repost the photos after you give me the tour and I understand them better.

August 17, 2005 @ 7:40 am | Comment

NP. See you soon.

August 17, 2005 @ 7:59 am | Comment

Just another duck joke to ease the tensions:

Maybe you heard the joke before. Don’t know.

July 20, 2006 @ 12:23 pm | Comment

oops, I got the html wrong. Same player shoots twice .LOL

Duck joke

Hope this is right.

July 20, 2006 @ 12:31 pm | Comment

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