High School attached to Tsinghua University

High School Attached To Tsinghua University

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The High School Attached to Tsinghua University (), or Tsinghua High School for short (), is one of the most prestigious and historically-significant high schools in China, located in Beijing.

Translation of its Name

The current English translation of its name is not really accurate. To avoid confusion, Pinyin instead of any literal translation of it will be used whenever appropriate.

In china, Zhongxue () is a general term that could refer to either a high school (高中) where students are preparing for college, or a middle school (初中) to which pupils attend after elementary school, or a larger school that combined both, equivalent to the secondary school in some countries. And Fushu Zhongxue or Fuzhong nowadays is a Zhongxue that operates as a subdivision of a larger entity such as a university or a large factory, and usually affiliated to is the term used to describe the relationship between them.

The relatively long history of Qinghua Fuzhong is the primary factor that make a literal translation of its name difficult:
  • Middle/High/Secondary School: Currently it is like a secondary school that offers all six middle/high school grades. But in the past there were times when only high school grades are offered, and at some other time the other way around - only middle school grades are offered.
  • Attached to/Affiliated to: In 1950s, the school is named after the University but still controlled by the government, even though Tsinghua helped a lot by sending faculties to......
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