Professor Zhang Chunhou, Professor, Department of Social Science, Xi'an Foreign Languages University
, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China.
I drew much of my information from observations of early childhood programs in Xi'An, where I taught at Xi'An Foreign Languages University. My conclusions are consistent with what I observed and heard in interviews with teachers, parents and teacher educators throughout China.
At the Xi'An Foreign Languages University, kindergarten children begin arriving around eight o'clock.