my chinese school 端华

2007/08/26

Phnom Penh Post writes about my chinese school:

Chinese school vibrant at age 120

by Iris Lo and Joan Tsang

In a secluded schoolyard tucked deep in a downtown neighborhood a group of children is vigorously chanting “ren zhi chu, xing ben shan” – a three-word rhyme written by Confucius. It’s a charming, wise and well-known verse that translates into “All people are kind when they are born.”

This is Duanhua School, an institution steeped in history and founded in Phnom Penh during the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) in the 1880s. Today, with enrollment booming and more than 15,000 students Duanhua is the largest Chinese-language institute outside mainland China. It recently opened an extension campus near Olympic Stadium.

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