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
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 990 g
Dimensions: 240 x 168 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the reviews:
"This volume is the result of a multi-year research project on the state of Chinese higher education in the first decade of the twenty-first century. ... The institutional portraits, when combined, provide a good picture of the state of higher education in China today. ... be of interest to scholars of contemporary China with interests far beyond the specifics of higher education." (Kathryn Mohrman, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 87 (1), March, 2014)
"Hayhoe, Jun, Jing and Qiang have put together an excellent volume on Chinese universities. As a scholar whose research has not focused on this area in the past, I found the volume extremely informative. ... The volume also did an excellent job of sketching out the direction of higher education as a whole in China and the prospects for a Chinese university model. ... highly recommended for anyone who is looking for a quick overview of challenges and possibilities for higher education in China." (John Allison, International Review of Education, Vol. 58, 2012)
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