13 Classic Sleeping In Class Positions By Students

Chinese student sleeping positions.

From Mop:

Collection of post 90′s generation students sleeping in class positions; take a look and see which poses you made while in school

Chinese student sleeping positions: Boring

Boring Style
Novelty Factor: 1/5
Normally this posture can be commonly seen during a class with a teacher speaking with a tedious, monotonous tone. Students who have listened to the entire lesson/lecture will become so bored that they will have gnawed their pencil eraser to bits.

What this body posture is saying: Your class is really boring.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Classic.

Classic Style
Rarity Factor: 1/5
Equivalent to a basic, classic style that allows one to fall asleep easily; however, the trouble [factor] is not high because [the student] is afraid that the teacher will see them sometimes in this position and become greatly angry.

What this body posture is saying: Teacher, I am very tired.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Disdain

Disdain Style
Novelty Factor: 2/5
Students who do well [with high marks] and don’t need to listen to the lesson can be often be seen in this very lazy pose in which their body language shows them to be full of [smug] self-confidence.

What this body posture is saying: Whatever you say/ask of me, I can do/know the answer to.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Pray

Prayer Style
Novelty Factor: 2/5
With fingers of both hands clasped together as if in prayer, this type of sleep posture clearly says one thing:

“Teacher, I beg you to quickly dismiss class soon, okay?

Chinese student sleeping positions: Dejected

Dejected Style
Novelty Factor: 2/5
Don’t understand the lesson, at the point of crying tears of mourning, transition automatically into this sleeping position.

Body Language: Listening, but still not understanding.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Ostrich

Ostrich Style
Novelty Factor: 2/5
It can be seen from this sleeping posture, that a person who lacks a sense of security and is conflicted by wanting to sleep yet at the same time is afraid of being caught will naturally adopt this posture.

Body language: You can’t see me, you can’t see me…

Chinese student sleeping positions: Beauty

Beauty Style
Novelty Factor: 3/5
Normally the girls who attend class without any interest in it, like for example those preoccupied with boys on their minds, can adopt this emotionally-laden pose.

Body Language: My good brother, you are slow and dull-witted.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Boss

Boss Style
Novelty Factor: 3/5
In general, those who don’t look mean/evil enough will find it difficult to have the courage to sleep like this, its level of disrespect to [the teacher] can only make others shake their heads [in dismay].

Body Language: I fucking want to sleep, what business is it of your’s?

Chinese student sleeping positions: Double

Double Style
Novelty Factor: 4/5
In my personal experience and opinion, if this kind of sleeping position appears, then it can no longer be called “attending class”. Two people completely ignoring the teacher sputtering away in toil at the front of the class, this level of disrespecting the teacher to a level paramount to destroying her ancestors.

Body Language: One on each side and feelings will last.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Triple

Triple Style
Novelty Factor: 4/5
Were it not for the good disposition of the teacher [to allow this behavior] then these valuable students would be considered too mischievous. When wanting to sleep the students will even form large groups rather than gathering together to resist having this feeling, and by paying no heed to the respect of their teacher/elder they can already even be called having “burned the books and buried alive Confucian scholars” [an allusion to the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (259-210 BC), who destroyed historical documents and suppressed/murdered scholars out of fear his reign would be compromised if compared with earlier kings.]

Body Language: Three people sleeping, must piss off the teacher.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Pillow

The Pillow
Novelty Factor: 4/5
This type of behavior could described as defiant. Disregarding the rules and sleeping is one thing, but going so far as to attempt building a cozy sleeping environment? This already exceeds what normal people people can understand/accept.

Body Language: Good pillow, no worries.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Table

Table Style
Novelty Factor: 5/5
Simply going too far, putting the desks together to sleep on them, sleeping freely as if one were at home, no concerns at all, the teacher standing at the front of the class having completely lost her position [of authority and respect in the eyes of the student].

Body Language: If sleeping then sleep, and sleep well.

Chinese student sleeping positions: Standing

[Word Bubbles - Teacher: Student, wake up!]

Standing Style
Novelty Factor: 7/5
This posture already far exceeds the intended purpose of ordinary sleeping postures, standing like this proclaims: “I’m not tired, but I’m still going to sleep.” A teacher seeing this kind of student, after being horrified and rendered speechless, presumably can only shake her head and sigh, and helplessly just continue with the lesson.

Comments from Mop:

食堂裏的大蒜:

Fuck your mother, LZ… haven’t you ever slept like this before??? Don’t put all post-90s generation into this category…

看到你内裤:

[Someone who] uses a book bag as a pillow passes by…

冰峰天使:

All of these are “classic” styles.

突变的基因:

I have no choice but to ding this, truly classic.

大雄1990:

Other than the one of “sleeping on the table top”, the rest I have all seen before.

河岸的那棵树:

[I've] basically seen all of these before.

小虚卍解:

Life has always been about eating when hungry, drinking when thirsty, sleeping when tired, and worrying when poor.

斯巴达喵:

Haha… good thinking lou zhu, but the question/problem is why [specify] post-90s generation?

张家小生_love:

LZ, have you ever seeing running or jogging while sleeping?! In my high school I had a classmate who could do this… impressive, right?

q3924506:

Why do you have to add a “post-90s generation”? Have everyone else never slept while in class?

貔貅6803:

Truly too talented.

草裙僵尸:

[referring to the last picture, "Standing Style"] When I was in middle school, my class had an incredible kid who slept just like this!

萝卜再大也是菜:

I’m the pillow style. The next day, I was punished.

芮澄:

Once, embarrassingly, when I was in high school, while trying to see the blackboard that the classmate in front of me was blocking, I had half my body leaning off to the side of my desk only to fall asleep at this very moment.

「熊仔、冲击波:

Do you have shit for brains? Is the entire world comprised of the 90′s generation?

果粒鲜橙多C:

S+M style.

Comments from GZO668 (the Sunshine BBS):

天使不相信眼泪:

That last one [Standing Style] I have tried… but you need to lean against a window.

风之鱼:

There are a few that I have tried before…

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  • Fauna

    Sorry, comments were accidentally disabled for this post earlier. We have fixed it now. :(

  • DePutaMadre

    What do Chinese teachers do to sleeping students?

    • Alex

      Not much. Normally class consists of 85% sleeping, 10% talking, laughing, etc. and 5% playing computer games(they bring their laptops). Sometimes there is an exceptional 1 or 2 people listening.

    • Chef Rocco

      In the old time, if you are found sleeping in a class, some teachers would throw a chalk butt at your head from the platform, showing off their throwing skill to the class. Those more tolerable would slightly knock on your desk to wake you up while they are passing by you. Tougher teachers would wake you up and let you stand at the back of classroom.

      • http://candosino.wordpress.com terroir

        Ah, Stephen Chow in “Fight Back to School”. Classic.

  • http://candosino.wordpress.com terroir

    From apathy and boredom (and judging from the traditional script, from HK or Taiwan) comes creativity.

    If you build it, they will come [sleep].

    • bobiscool

      Mr. Terroir, I think “Triple style” should be renamed to “threesome”. :)

      • http://candosino.wordpress.com terroir

        I work hard on those “chinaSMACK personals lead-in” in order to make them as sleazy as possible. I’m disappointed no one appreciated my underwire joke for the latest Guangzhou games xiaojie story.

  • John

    This is one thing I’ve noticed. A big difference between Asians and Whites is that Asians seem to be able to fall asleep anywhere, anytime instantly. I see them on the subway, on the bus, in malls on benches, and they just seem to sit down, close their eyes and pass out in public. It makes me lol when I see it. I often wonder, “Do Chinese people consistently not get enough sleep, or what?”

    • zammo

      Our slanty eyes makes it look like we are sleeping.

      • John

        Haha, oh you can’t fool me. I know you’re sleeping ;) And I love the slanty eyes. They’re sexy! Ironically, I was at the mall today and I went to read my emails on my Blackberry in a corner of the food court in a quiet area. I turned around the corner and there was a Chinese guy fast asleep at a table. lol. It’s an epidemic of sleeping!

  • UDL..

    how very interesting…

  • Durp

    I, for one, find “China’s Sexiest Female Teacher” to be much more relevant to my interests than whatever they’re discussing on the Hush.

  • Traditional Chinese

    Are you sure its origin is from China? looks like a Taiwanese creation, from the fonts to the wordings.

    • http://candosino.wordpress.com terroir

      The post doesn’t say as to where it’s from, though I did make a comment earlier about the Chinese script.

      Simplified or traditional.. can’t we all just get along?

  • http://blog.minitofu.com Ministry of Tofu

    I used to have a classmate who arranged desks in such strategic positions that the teacher would not find him out sleeping on the floor at the back row of the classroom. I tried it once myself and was immediately caught.

  • krdr

    There’s no superman, no hen no water well positions?! Those are classics!

    • Frank

      I’m having trouble imagining what those are. Can you elaborate?

      • krdr

        Superman: one hand is extended over table and head lays on that hand
        hen: when head goes slowly down, then suddenly goes up.
        water well: Head is back, mouths wide open

        • linette lee

          superman, hen, water well. hahahah….lol

  • http://procon-8.deviantart.com coconut

    I myself has slept in the first and second position, and witnessed first hand a student who managed to dose off in the last position shown.

    That made me laugh. I like posts like these.

  • geoge

    there are allways couple days in a month when you are tired 、downhearted what make you sleep in class 。it’s true ,and we all know and did 。but we can’t blame all to the post-90s generation 。

  • http://www.handform.net Craig

    “completely ignoring the teacher sputtering away in toil…”

    Loved that piece of translation. Keep up the good work!

  • Otaku

    Errrm Table?? How is that one even possible, during break time maybe?

  • John Q

    This is truly not a joke. All you chinese students are a bunch of useless pricks with no ambition or brains. I know too well, I am forced to hire you lazy bastards and trying to get an honest days work out of you is impossible. You all should go back to your shack homes in the country and dig in the farm fields. After maybe 2 months of “school” there you should know how to use a shovel well enough to be useful. Fucking monkeys… all of you.

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  • linette

    hahahah…I love this. I think I’ve tried every one of them when I was in school. except I didn’t bring pillow. I used my book bag..hahaha…..

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  • Anonymous

    I slept my way through college to the point where they’d nickname me “sleepy boy.” I aced all my classes too!

    Food for thought: You might get away with sleeping in class, but don’t you dare sleep in your job!

  • anon

    You’re being a dick. There was no comment form all day until now.

  • Chef Rocco

    GuoBao2, If you really want to go down that road, start your own website “smackchina” or “chinabash”, I might go there to take a look.

    Why are you trying to dictate the admin with your “pet” topics?

  • 老外

    Fauna, thanks! I thought I was banned from posting…

    GuoBao2, I tried to reply several times. Yes, it is a boring article, but it is an article. Not everything is supposed to be exciting.

  • Frank

    Wiped the floor? Passed on the inside?

    I don’t think you have any idea how much more traffic ChinaSmack gets compared to ChinaHush.

    If ChinaHush publishes more topics to your liking, then go there and enjoy it. There is no need for you to come here and tell ChinaSmack that some other website is more appealing to your tastes.

  • http://candosino.wordpress.com terroir

    Hi, I’m terroir, I the one who contributed this post to chinaSMACK and I don’t think this is boring. I think this is terribly interesting and I wanted to share this with everyone, just the same as I have with all the other posts I have contributed. These are stories worth reading.

    My ruffled feathered friend, you may be asking “Why is sleeping interesting?” After all, when you sleep you don’t do much and you aren’t very interesting to talk to; you don’t win any Nobel prizes and you can’t publicly apologize in public (but you can fall asleep at the wheel) so what’s the big deal?

    Feathers A-Flyin, this isn’t a post about sleeping; this is a post about a comic about students sleeping in class and the internet reaction to it. Let’s go over the steps as to how this story came to chinaSMACK:

    1)someone, likely from Taiwan or Hong Kong (because of the traditional script used) created this set of comics

    2)it’s posted all over teh Chinois internets

    3)many netizens read this post (about 150 thousand on mop alone) and leave many comments (about 900, mop again)

    3a) comments are very supportive of the talent of the original artist, and reactions are of amusement and also of agreement of the artist’s point of view

    4) terroir 帅哥comes along, chinaSMACK gets another post, and then like always someone somewhere on teh internets always has to get upset (for yet another reason)

    What I’m pointing out here is that there is a process to the internet culture of China, and reading about it will bring a deeper level of understanding to China overall.

    Birds of a feather, still not convinced? Well, look; the commonly occuring custom of Chinese to sleep at any time anywhere has been documented by laowai (see that European guy with that chinesesleeping website or whatever), but this is a Chinese person being inspired by a dull Chinese custom to artistically create something NEW that in turn is lauded and praised by other Chinese.

    To spout a short digression, I once sat down next to a gentleman at a dinner party who first words to me were “China has no culture.” It was a long dinner.

    Dude got it wrong; China has culture, but it won’t be accessible to those who aren’t willing to see it. Feathers, this culture is there. It may not be demolition derby and MMA man-on-man hug-fighting, but this is Chinese culture made by Chinese for Chinese. This is significant to China, just as this culture is significant to this website.

    Culture aside, the reaction from the netizens is telling. For a crowd that is willing to cast the first stone against 小日本 or laowai and their award panels and be overly critical of anyone who makes China lose face, all of these comments (that I have read) are supportive to the idea that Chinese students are lazy and fall asleep in class, a problem so bad that thirteen different poses are depicted so well that netizens identify with all of them [the bed is the joke, but standing while sleeping is real - I just took the 13hour hard seat from BJ, people were sleeping as though they were waiting for the bus].

    This is significant because this shows that Chinese netizens, who are normally vindictive and judgemental of others, can also point the finger at themselves and laugh in the process. Furthermore, an innocuous black and white “boring” cartoon is able to criticize the entire Chinese education system as a failure, and get away with it with people cheering on. This cartoon has been able to cajole an admission of failure from many students/former students who personally admit to sleeping in class and there being bad students [see Disdain style]. This “boring” cartoon can get away with all this, and no one had to get locked up in jail or die or apologize in public.

    Winning the Nobel Peace Prize will change China from the outside, but it is culture like this that will change it from within.

    And so, Feather Duster, I don’t think this post is boring. I don’t think chinaSMACK is getting its ass kicked [since when was there a Coke VS Pepsi/ Veronica VS Betty/ Jacob VS Edward grudgematch?]

    All the same, thanks for taking the time to comment on my post; now one of my posts is one comment closer to the 1500+ total comments of the Lou Jing story, and my internet dream may yet just come true…

  • Bereaver

    And you’re trying to kiss ass, yet again.

  • anon

    By doing what?

    Didn’t you say something about trying to step on the wrong person’s toes?

  • moody

    can’t say anything negative about CS without anon getting all mean about it
    If Fauna stops walking without warning, he/she might end up with your tongue up his/her butt

  • Mad Man

    Moody, please shutup, get off guobao or bereaver’s nuts and get a life.

  • anon

    No, you’re not the only one, but you missed Chef Rocco’s point about “pet” topcis: What makes you think you are the standard for what is “MUCH more relevant and interesting”?

  • Lily

    Chinasmack’s always been about popular, meme-ish subjects whether they’re serious or not, right? Frankly I’m glad there’s a website which shows the humorous aspects of Chinese (internet) culture among all the deadly serious ones. Please take your whining somewhere else.

  • Mad Man

    For what Frank was responding to he was completely correct. You were talking about what is relevant and interesting. Traffic is one metric for judging that and it is more accurate than one man’s opinion. You can be different from others but don’t speak for others.

  • Frank

    Let me put it in pictures for you:

    http://imgur.com/hfJkR.png

    http://imgur.com/DqY4A.png

    Past 3 weeks. I don’t take things personal until someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about starts telling me that I’m “choosing to speak against better knowledge.”

    ChinaHush got YOUR rocks off more than ChinaSmack did in the past 3 weeks, fine. But let’s leave the one upping, floor wiping, and inside passing out of it. What were you trying to do with that comment? Hurt ChinaSmack’s feelings?

  • snicker

    Fauna: A Question–

    Is this article funny for Chinese people? I know sometimes sense of humour differs between Chinese and Western people — a lot.

    Just curious!

  • Fauna

    Of course. Just look at the many comments. It is popular because many Chinese people think it is funny. Most people can remember being sleepy or sleeping in class.

  • PeterScriabin

    Well, I’m a laowai who really laughed at the cartoons, without any prompting, and before reading the comments. Perhaps it’s because I’m currently a teacher in China, and I sometimes see students out cold in classes (though rarely in mine, of course :) ).

    But I wouldn’t mind students sleeping in my class, as long as they don’t snore too loudly. It’s the cell-phone users I won’t tolerate (because they disturb others).

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