Zhong Fangrong scored 676 out of 750 on her college entrance exam and has been admitted to Peking University. She wants to study archaeology. Photo: Weibo
Zhong Fangrong scored 676 out of 750 on her college entrance exam and has been admitted to Peking University. She wants to study archaeology. Photo: Weibo

Class debate in China over high-achieving ‘left-behind child’ who chooses to study archaeology at university

  • Online critics say Zhong Fangrong should ignore her dreams and instead choose a more lucrative field to help her climb the social ladder
  • Daughter of migrant workers was inspired by esteemed Chinese archaeologist Fan Jinshi who has, in turn, encouraged the young student

Zhong Fangrong scored 676 out of 750 on her college entrance exam and has been admitted to Peking University. She wants to study archaeology. Photo: Weibo
Zhong Fangrong scored 676 out of 750 on her college entrance exam and has been admitted to Peking University. She wants to study archaeology. Photo: Weibo
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