Born: 15th December 1972

Anhui, China

Date of interview: 15th September 2006

Map showing where Ling came from

So, regarding your family then, did you, tell me what the typical day would be like at home or when you come back from school, what would you do?

In school, there was lots of homeworks, that one thing I should mentioned before. Lots of homeworks. With heavy bags, the bags full of books, text books and exercise books. It's a long, lot of homeworks. Because, you know Chinese people the emphasize on the education, that come from Confucius theory. So you have to, in order to, in order to promote yourself, you have to work hard, study hard. Because of Chinese educational resources were limited, so everyone try their hardest to get to the best school, get to the best university. Very, very competitive.