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A photo showing a girl kowtowing to her tutor during a traditional ceremony in East China's Jiangsu Province has gone viral, with many criticizing the practice as outdated.

The girl, surnamed Chen, can be seen kneeling in front of her tutor and kowtowing in a photo uploaded to a local forum in Changzhou Sunday.

Pupil and tutor are dressed in traditional Chinese clothes.

"The girl is learning traditional Chinese folk arts," the uploader explained, "I didn't expect her to kowtow."

The kowtow is necessary for those wanting to learn folk arts with a tutor, according to Li Zhen, the tutor in the picture and an alumnus of Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

"The ceremony instills in students a sense of the responsibility they shoulder," Li said. "It shows respect for the tutor's efforts."

While many Net users said the kowtow was outdated some took a more balanced view. "It is a way to keep a good tutor-student relationship," said Ge Jinhua, a professor at Changzhou University. "But it is inappropriate to make it a publicity stunt."

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Post time 2017-7-11 19:40:18 |Display all floors
maybe it was just an exedrcise not intended to show submjission to her tutor as such. Where is a girl supposed to do a kowtow, and to whom???

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Post time 2017-7-12 20:16:55 |Display all floors
YES I DO THIS TO MY WIFE

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jiba Post time: 2017-7-12 20:16
YES I DO THIS TO MY WIFE



Do you do that as an excuse for not taking her out for dinner?

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Post time 2017-7-12 23:57:03 |Display all floors
If she wants an "A" maybe she should just bend over?

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seneca Post time: 2017-7-12 21:00
Do you do that as an excuse for not taking her out for dinner?

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seneca Post time: 2017-7-12 21:00
Do you do that as an excuse for not taking her out for dinner?

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