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rescued, I can perfectly understand what students who ha▓d similar experiences went through. I can conn▓ect with them and they trust me," said Chen, who had gained a bachelor's in ed

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ucational ▓psychology a few months before the earthquake struck.In 2009, when the new campus came into use, Chen, who once taught political education, became a full-time