June 24, 2013
New Generation of Faculty Challenges China's 'Ideology' Courses
Qilai Shen for The Chronicle
Hu Zhihui is one of the most popular professors among undergraduates here at Fudan University, an elite institution in China. Students say they like his class because he talks about topics that are relevant to their lives: love, sex, how to be successful.
But Mr. Hu, a law professor, is popular also because he talks about democracy and human rights and criticism of the Communist Party of China—subjects that are the antithesis of what he is expected