The most common stereotype of Chinese students is that they don’t seem to have any idea or even care about the conversation because of their silence. According to Characteristics of Chinese Students’ Learning Styles, Chinese students are more used to listening to the teachers rather than interacting with teachers. As a Chinese student, I would say that it is because of the way we are taught. From the first day in school, our parents and other elders tell us that we should listen to teachers who represents authority somewhat. If someone interrupts or questions the teacher in the class, others will look at him/her with strange eyes and consider this behavior as disrespectful.
The video below comes from Channel C. From the video, I hope people could break the misunderstand that Chinese students don’t party because of shyness. It only means people live in different ways.