Education: One Pleasure Remains

Hua Chung is a Chinese refugee university. Driven from Wuchang to Kweilin by Japanese bombers, it now carries on deep in the hills of southern Yunnan Prov ince. From that inflation-blighted remote ness, a Chinese-American couple recently sent the U.S. an eye-opening report. It appears in the current Atlantic Monthly.

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¶At Hua Chung it is impossible to buy a book or subscribe to a periodical. Most of the students do not own a single textbook.

¶The scant supply of electric power makes physical and chemical experiments all but impossible, even with the...

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