Textbook controversy broke out in China a few days ago. The primary school textbooks published by the "People's Education Publishing House" (People's Education Press) under the Ministry of Education of China were criticized for "defaming the Chinese people". There were also pictures of boys' sex organs, words on women beating up, and five-star flags hanging upside down. Pictures and related discussions have been on the Baidu and Weibo hot search rankings for many days.
What are the main disputes? On May 26, topics related to "Personal Education Edition Mathematics Textbook" suddenly appeared on the photo retouching service hot search list. Many netizens complained that the illustrations in the fourth grade math textbook of the People's Education Edition caused public criticism due to characters with too wide eye distance, dull eyes, collapsed nose bridge, high hairline, and strange actions such as "sticking out the tongue". Some Chinese netizens think this has the suspicion of "uglying the Chinese". In addition, the pictures also contain parts that expose personal privacy, such as boys lifting girls' skirts or revealing panties.
Netizens also found that some illustrated men's trousers were bulging, especially highlighting their sexual organs. Not only that, but some of the illustrations also involve insulting China, such as an upside-down Chinese flag, and some depictions of children's clothing in the colors of the American flag. Many people think this is not only ugly, but also malicious. lack of sexual equality The content of Chinese textbooks has sparked discussions on both sides of the strait. Taiwanese physician and author Yicheng Cai com