I believe that I personally know most of the posters on this board, the moniker of each not withstanding.
I believe that I have known many of them for several years. Some I admire and respect. One in particular I loathe and detest with every kilogramme of my being.
In terms of what has been written, I would like to confirm the worst nefarious aspects of what has been written.
Peizheng College / University whatever is to be avoided at all costs.
It is indeed set in a beautiful natural setting and that is where it stops.
What has been written about Karl Wang, the Director, Foreign Affairs Office, is absolutely true. He is not someone with whom any normal foreign teacher should care to deal. He definitely prefers the company of young, handsome Western guys, preferably with beards, that is for sure and if you are in this category, you will have a marvelous year and many little goodies will follow you and your days at the College.
Peizheng College is a school for flunkies -- both foreign teachers and students. If a foreign teacher cannot find a job anywhere else in China or in the world for that matter, if a foreign teacher has a record of assault, battery, daily inebriation, contemptuous behaviour, then surely Peizheng College will give him or her a job. It is a true instance of the "inmates running the asylum".
The turnover in foreign teachers is extremely high -- from the first day of the first term until the last day of the second term.
There was the case of one foreign teacher who absolutely battered, nearly to death, the foreign affairs officer at one point in time.
There were the mail order "drugs" that were delivered to the school for use by certain of the more "stable, serious, older" teachers and there were several arrests made in this regard. One teacher fled the school to Oz in order to avoid being arrested.
There was the 25% of the older teachers who reported intoxicated to work on a regular basis.
And then there was this one foreign teacher, whose name I will not mention, who is married to the Russian or Polish or Czech lady, I do not remember, who loved to BULLY and publicly humiliate anyone and everyone that did not agree with him. Now I see that he has become the College mouthpiece. Avoid him and avoid the College.
Then there were the police raids on the foreign teachers' apartments one year, around midnight, for various reasons (drugs, papers, etc., etc.).
Additionally, one poster wrote somewhere of the quick response time to daily needs in the apartments offered to the teachers. This is not the case; this has never been the case; this never will be the case. The apartments are absolutely ill-tended although I will say that there is a cleaning for the stairs and floor corridors who does occasionally appear.
The various managers come and go. The various foreign managers come and go.
If you want to be SCARRED EMOTIONALLY FOR LIFE, then please, please, please go to work at Peizheng College and make sure that you meet the poster BigJohnNox for a personal guided tour of the Gates of Hell.
If you want to enjoy your year abroad in China, there are 10,000 saner, better, more normal, more emotionally healthy schools in which to seek employment in China than this one.
Dante, in the Divine Comedy, which I am sure BigJohnNox has NEVER read, wrote :
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'entrate.