Americans don’t understand self respect. Professors at American universities have no presence (架子); they don’t have the air of distinguished scholars at all. It’s said that Professor D___ is a famous professor of psychology, but during class breaks he eats cookies in his office with his students, talks about the movie “21″ and [Chinese actress] Ziyi Zhang. He doesn’t have any of the majesty of scholarship, I was really disappointed. Also, post doctoral students never put “Ph.D” on their name cards. They don’t even understand how to show off their status. People taught by professors like this won’t even understand how to posture if they become government officials. … It seems Chinese public servants really know how to get peoples’ respect; even the boss in a minor office in my motherland is more imposing than the American President.
From a wonderfully satirical criticism of China’s establishment thinly disguised as an anti-American rant. More (and more background) here.
(HT: Kids Prefer Cheese.)