Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Hannah R. Graves
In China, to go to college one must first pass the entrance exam commonly known as the gaokao . The test is grueling, but also seen as the key in China to becoming elite and successful in China's competitive job market, no matter what walk of life a person comes from. This paper examines the images society has created around the gaokao's status in China, and seeks to understands the dualities between these images and the realities that exist in China today- realities sometimes far different than what the gaokao promises.
Gravius, Hannah R., "Gateway of Sucess: China’s Gaokao Test as a Representation of Modern China's Paradigm for Success" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 283.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.