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Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on the Chinese in Education: Member, OlympIQ Society (4)


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2022/07/22


Entemake Aman (阿曼) claims an IQ of 180 (SD15) with membership in OlympIQ. With this, he claims one to be of the people with highest IQ in the world. He was born in Xinjiang, China. He believes IQ is innate and genius refers to people with IQ above 160 (SD15). Einstein’s IQ is estimated at 160. Aman thinks genius needs to be cultivated from an early age, and that he needs to make achievements in the fields he is interested in, such as physics, mathematics, computer and philosophy, and should work hard to give full play to his talent. He discusses: online games; TikTok; other projects; the older generations of Chinese; focus on I.Q.; an I.Q. between 120 and 130; an antipathy with British Mensa; Wayne Zhang; the cheating into OlympIQ; Wang Peng; Peng’s book on Mensa; Tsinghua University; Peking University; University of Science and Technology of China; best educated minds in China; Chinese education; the U.S.; thinking rather than memorization; liberal arts in China; the subjects covered in liberal arts education in China; top universities in the U.S. reject the Chinese college entrance examination; young Chinese dream about money; first grade and high school; Chinese with super-high-I.Q.s; Chinese professional society; innovative and imaginative thinkers; and key senior high schools.

Keywords: China, Chinese education, Entemake Aman, high school, liberal arts, OlympIQ, Peking University, TikTok, Tsinghua University, university, Wang Peng.

Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on the Chinese in Education: Member, OlympIQ Society (4)

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citation style listing after the interview.*

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the most prominent online games for young Chinese?

Entemake Aman (阿曼)[1],[2]*: PUBG and League of Legends.

Jacobsen: Why is TikTok so popular for the youth of China?

Aman: Tiktok can send video content according to people’s interests. You can also make money by becoming an online celebrity through Tiktok.

Jacobsen: What are some of the other projects ongoing now?

Aman: Young people also like to chat with others through wechat and watch others’ wechat circle of friends.

Jacobsen: Why are the older generations of Chinese focused on chess, playing cards, and entertainment equipment?

Aman: These are the recreational games for the elderly. When they were young, they did not have mobile phones and computers. When they were old, they were still used to the entertainment items they used to play when they were young.

Jacobsen: Is focus on I.Q. more of a young person thing than an older person thing in China?

Aman: In China’s high IQ circles, we haven’t seen any elderly people with IQ above 160. On the contrary, there are many elderly people in Mega society. In China, young people pay more attention to high IQ. Their age is generally between 15 and 50.

Jacobsen: Why is an I.Q. between 120 and 130 the range for those can study well and perform well in the Chinese academic system?

Aman: In China, there are two courses in physics and mathematics. The full score requires an IQ between 120 and 130 (sd15). But full marks require special efforts and good teachers. Chemistry, biology, Chinese and English require the ability to recite knowledge and apply knowledge. So many times, people with an IQ of more than 140 (sd15) may not achieve good results even if they work hard.

Jacobsen: Is there an antipathy with British Mensa and the former chairman of Mensa in China, or is this simply a bureaucratic decision to not repeat the same mistakes from before by British Mensa?

Aman: I heard that the former chairman of Mensa spent money from Mensa China. There may also be bureaucratic reasons.

Jacobsen: Why is Wayne Zhang so low-key?

Aman: This may be his charm. His photos also look like a mature man.

Jacobsen: How is the cheating into OlympIQ know without evidence to support the claims? Who got sloppy?

Aman: A lot of circumstantial evidence. And I am 100% sure that there are many people cheating in China. By chatting with these people, we can also judge their thinking ability. Anyway, China’s slse48 and slseii scores are very abnormal. This is also the reason why Giga society no longer recognizes slse48.

Jacobsen: What makes Wang Peng known in the Chinese high-I.Q. circles?

Aman: Because he was in 2009, slse48 got 30 points. He is also a Mensa member. He has published a book about Mensa. He also married a Mensa Chinese member.

Jacobsen: What was the focus on Peng’s book on Mensa? What were the contents? Is there a publicly accessible link to it?

Aman: This is a book published from 2010 to 2011. Its name is Mensa Road, which can be found through Taobao app. I wonder if Amazon can find it. This book popularizes the high IQ Association and carries an IQ test (which can measure people with IQ below 145sd15). There are some IQ questions.

Jacobsen: What makes Peking University great?

Aman: The mathematics and physics majors of Peking University are especially strong! In China, many IMO gold medal winners go to Peking University to study.

Jacobsen: Why do some of the best educated minds in China leave for the United States – sometimes for life?

Aman: Because American education is the first in the world.

Jacobsen: Was your own experience with Chinese education more positive than negative or more negative than positive?

Aman: More negative than positive.

Jacobsen: With time to mature from childhood, does the U.S. seem to have an education focused on “interest, talent and happiness”? Which means, has your opinion changed or stayed the same?

Aman: I think American education is more suitable for genius, and Chinese education is more suitable for ordinary people. This is also the view of Yang Zhenning, the Nobel Prize in physics, in an interview.

Jacobsen: Do you think those with an I.Q. above 130 tend to be more focused on thinking rather than memorization? In other words, they process concepts in mind rather than commit them to memory and then recite them in the test.

Aman: Memory and IQ are two different abilities. My memory is at the average level, but my IQ is 180 (sd15). People with IQ over 130 (sd15) have more innovative thinking and imagination. Too many recitation tests will limit their talent!

Jacobsen: Why are liberal arts in China more focused on recitation?

Aman: Exam oriented education is to select people who work harder. After graduation from University, they choose careers such as lawyers and accountants that need to recite a lot of books!

Jacobsen: What are the subjects covered in liberal arts education in China?

Aman: High school courses were politics, history, geography, mathematics (simpler than science), Chinese and English.

China’s education pays more attention to scores. Students usually have more homework and exams, and they have relatively little free time to allocate. They also do not encourage and tap students’ Extracurricular potential. The classroom atmosphere will be more serious. It always focuses on learning more, reciting more, practicing more and taking more exams to cultivate students’ absorption of knowledge. Generally, you just need to study hard. You don’t need to prepare any specific materials and pay attention to the application time. You just need to follow the steps of teachers and students to study the exam in a regular way. The educational goal of American education does not attach much importance to the learning of “basic knowledge”, but attaches great importance to the cultivation of students’ creativity. It is not enough for children who can only learn. The most popular students in the United States are those who have excellent performance in the field of sports and have their own skills. They may only get upper middle grades, but they often get the best resources, or even priority admission places.

Jacobsen: Why do most of the top universities in the U.S. reject the Chinese college entrance examination?

Aman: In the United States, performance is not the only criterion. They pay more attention to your personal abilities and characteristics. So you know, it takes a long time to find your interest and prove your strength. We should find what we are interested in and good at in different extracurricular activities, and then practice to hone our skills, and then participate in various professional competitions to prove our strength. In the United States, most of this training method began from junior high school.

Jacobsen: Do many young Chinese dream about money more than anything else?

Aman: Money can solve 99% of the problems. Many students may not go to college because of their hobbies, but to find a good job to make money!

Jacobsen: How does the first grade (age 6 to 7) differ from high school (age 15 to 18)?

Aman: High school students aged 15 to 18 work harder, while those aged 5 to 7 study mathematics and Chinese. Learn how to write, simple arithmetic, etc. But from my own experience, every morning and afternoon, pupils aged 5 to 7 also have to learn.

Jacobsen: Even though, these Chinese with super-high-I.Q.s went to ordinary universities. How did they leverage their mental talents, regardless?

Aman: These 15 talents with IQ over 170 (sd15) have no chance to show their talents and choose their favorite majors. Their school is very ordinary (the University ranks after 800 in the world). They may accomplish nothing in their life. This is also the reason why there are few Nobel prizes in China.

Jacobsen: Are there benefits in Chinese professional society for the recitation and focus on memorized information?

Aman: Reciting knowledge can help us get good grades in the exam.

Jacobsen: Are more innovative and imaginative thinkers with I.Q.s over 140 (S.D. 150 prone to conformity and rejection by Chinese society?

Aman: They also need this knowledge to be thinkers. From my own experience, few people around me pay attention to the field of high IQ. No one is excluded, of course, because there are few opportunities to show the talents of thinkers.

Jacobsen: How many students, from these key senior high schools, participate in the physics competitions and mathematics competitions?

Aman:  Although I have an IQ of 180 (sd15), I didn’t go to a key high school. Even in a key high school, the number is relatively small.


[1] Member, OlympIQ Society; Member, Mensa International.

[2] Individual Publication Date: July 22, 2022:; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2022:

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.


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