Liberal Applications

From Newsweek: Like many top students in Chinese high schools, Chen Yongfang dreamed of attending college in the United States. But unlike many of his classmates at Shanghai’s Foreign Languages High School, Chen did not set his sights on Harvard, Yale, or any of the other Ivy League schools or big research universities long coveted by the Chinese. Instead he applied to Bowdoin College, a small, elite liberal-arts college in Maine. Now in his senior year, Chen has become such a devotee of the liberal-arts approach that he’s made it his mission to spread the word throughout China. More…

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