The Buddhists, the Song, the Mongols, the missionaries: all failed to uproot ancient Chinese exceptionalism.
"If we want Chinese people to walk out from under China and re-understand the world,
we must as always start with education."
> So many Chinese students lived and studied at universities in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and many other democratic countries where they had the opportunity to witnessed how people in those societies manage their social order.
But what impact did those experiences have on those students once they returned to the workplace in China?
Contrary to the hopes of many, the seeds of democratic though did not take root in those many tens of thousands of students.