What is success in China? How to succeed?

There are lots of ideas to what it means to be successful. It is important to ask yourself, what will make you happy? And not listen to other peoples idea of success. It totally depends on your own values and dreams. 

For some people it might be wealth, for some it might be a family, other people it might be a nobel peace prize, writing a book, or climbing a mountain, or the ability to travel. For others it just might be to be healthy or free from disease.

Here is one character which has been used to describe success in China.

孨 Zhuǎn 

This character has the meaning of three 子, as you see these three you might think it means to have three children or related, but actually the meaning is “orphan”, or loneliness, and it can also mean ‘cautious or weak.

However now the character has a different meaning on social media, it refers to the three 子, 房子,车子 and 妻子 house, car and wife which all contain the 子 character which are the three signs of modern male success. 


Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”


Here at China Admissions we believe in the idea of Eudaimonia. Which is a greek word meaning human flourishing. Like an acorn seed, which has the potential to become an oak tree, we believe that everyone can find there own success by reaching their own potentail, and that for each person that looks different.

Check out the programs here, and contact us if we can help you to find your perfect program and reach your own potential.

Founder and CEO at China Admissions. Originally from UK🇬🇧, based in Beijing. Studied at Peking University & BLCU. Preparing for HSK 6. Hope we can help more talented international students have the same amazing experiences and opportunities that I have had
Richard Coward

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