student leader or student cadre

< Previous | Next >
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Please provide some sample uses and context. Student cadre is not much used in AE. As far as I know, it means a group of people, not a single person.
     

    TriglavNationalPark

    Senior Member
    Slovenian (a.k.a. Slovene)
    If you are referring to "student cadre" as commonly used in the People's Republic of China (a student leader active in official politics), this term would be not be used to describe similar positions in non-communist countries. Depending on the exact context, "student leader", "student body president", or "class president" may be used instead.
     
    Last edited:

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Here's the relevant definition from the OED, paddycarol:
    3. a. In Communist countries, a group of workers, etc., acting to promote the interests of the Communist Party; also, a member of such a group;
    [...]
    b. In the People's Republic of China, an office-holder in a Party, governmental, or military organization; also more widely, one who holds a position, esp. in a local organization, school, etc.
     

    TriglavNationalPark

    Senior Member
    Slovenian (a.k.a. Slovene)
    So "cadre" is a political word, right?
    As used in the PRC, the term has its origins in Maoism and Maoist amendments to Marxist-Leninist organizational models. Therefore, it would be out-of-place in most other contexts.

    However, even terms such as "class president" can be described as political (literally speaking).
     
    Last edited:

    paddycarol

    Senior Member
    Chinese, China
    Thank you all. I learned many words from you all. :)

    By the way, 99.9% Chinese college students are not polically concerned now. Even those students who are CPC members. Maybe this sounds strange to you.But things are really quite different from 1960's-80's.

    Student leader is thus a proper word for their resume. Sadly, many of them use student cadre to label themselves.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top