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Title Portraits of 21st century Chinese universities : in the move to mass higher education / [edited by] Ruth Hayhoe, Jun Li, Jing Lin, Qiang Zha
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xv, 483 pages)
Series CERC studies in comparative education ; 30
CERC studies in comparative education ; 30
Contents Introduction and Acknowledgements / Ruth Hayhoe -- Overview and Main Themes -- Understanding China's Move to Mass Higher Education from a Policy Perspective / Qiang Zha -- Equity, Institutional Change and Civil Society -- The Student Experience in China's Move to Mass Higher Education / Jun Li -- Portraits of Three Public Comprehensive Universities -- Peking University -- Icon of Cultural Leadership / Ruth Hayhoe, Qiang Zha, Yan Fengqiao -- Nanjing University -- Redeeming the Past by Academic Merit / Jun Li, Jing Lin, Gong Fang -- Xiamen University -- A Southeastern Outlook / Ruth Hayhoe, Qiang Zha, Xie Zuxu -- Portraits of Three Education-Related Universities -- East China Normal University -- Education in the Lead / Ruth Hayhoe, Qiang Zha, Li Mei -- Southwest University -- An Unusual Merger and New Challenges / Jun Li, Jing Lin, Liu Yibing -- Yanbian University -- Building a Niche through a Multicultural Identity / Jing Lin, Jun Li, Piao Taizhu -- Portraits of Three Science and Technology Universities -- The University of Science and Technology of China -- Can the Caltech Model take Root in Chinese Soil? / Qiang Zha, Jun Li, Cheng Xiaofang -- Huazhong University of Science and Technology -- A Microcosm of New China's Higher Education / Ruth Hayhoe, Jun Li, Chen Min, Zhou Guangli -- Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University -- An Agricultural Multiversity? / Qiang Zha, Ruth Hayhoe, Niu Hongtai -- Portraits of Three Private Universities -- Yellow River University of Science and Technology -- Pioneer of Private Higher Education / Ruth Hayhoe, Jing Lin, Tang Baomei -- Xi'an International University -- Transforming Fish into Dragons / Jun Li, Jing Lin, Wang Guan -- Blue Sky -- A University for the Socially Marginalized / Jing Lin, Qiang Zha -- Conclusion and Future Directions -- Is There an Emerging Chinese Model of the University? / Qiang Zha
Summary This book examines the ways in which China's universities have changed in the dramatic move to a mass stage which has unfolded since the late 1990s. Twelve universities in different regions of the country are portrayed through the eyes of their students, faculty and leaders. The book begins with the national level policy process around the move to mass higher education. This is followed by an analysis of the views of 2,300 students on the 12 campuses about how the changes have affected their learning experiences and civil society involvement. The 12 portraits in the next section are of three comprehensive universities, three education-related universities, three science and technology universities, and three newly emerging private universities. The final chapter sketches the contours of an emerging Chinese model of the university, and explores its connections to China's longstanding scholarly traditions
Analysis onderwijs
educational policy
cultureel erfgoed
cultural heritage
Education (General)
Onderwijs (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Universities and colleges -- China
Education, Higher -- China
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Education, Higher.
Universities and colleges.
Sozioökonomischer Wandel
Form Electronic book
Author Hayhoe, Ruth, editor
Lin, Jing, 1962- editor
Zha, Qiang, editor
ISBN 9789400727892