Caixin
Nov 09, 2018 07:25 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

The Dark World of Chinese Academic Publishing

A student pores over documents in a university library in the western city of Chongqing on Oct. 11. Photo: VCG
A student pores over documents in a university library in the western city of Chongqing on Oct. 11. Photo: VCG

(Sixth Tone) — With his bookish personality and encyclopedic knowledge of contemporary Chinese poetry, 28-year-old doctorate student Zhou should be a shoo-in for a job in academia. But as his final year progresses, he is increasingly concerned about his future. “I’m under so much pressure to publish my papers,” he sighed, adding that he often works late into the night. “I don’t even have time to write my own poems anymore.”

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