The Saga of Chinese Higher Education from the Tongzhi Restoration to Tiananmen Square: Revolution and Reform

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Traces the oscillations between external and internal influence and between continuity and disjuncture in Chinese higher education from beginnings of filtered appropriations from western technology and science in the middle of the 19th century to the continuing borrowing from America and Europe during the Deng Xiaoping era. Denouncing the common error of seeing China as nothing but a recipient and respondent to external forces, Hartnett (education administration, West Virginia U.) describes the continuous tension between the egalitarian and hierarchical traditions, the ideal of altruistic learning, the role of collegial authority, the union of the mental and manual, and other indigenous features. Double spaced. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773482876
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Chinese Studies
  • Pages: 612

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Ch. 1 The Origins and Development of Modern Chinese Higher Education, 1861-1911 1
Pt. 1 Traditional Chinese Higher Education, Confucian Foundations 1
Pt. 2 Opening to the West 7
Ch. 2 The Birth of the New Republic and the May Fourth Movement, 1912-1927 41
Pt. 1 Higher Education in the New Republic 41
Pt. 2 The May Fourth Movement 52
Pt. 3 Patterns of Modernization in Higher Education at the Close of the May Fourth Era 90
Ch. 3 Chinese Universities under the Nationalists: The Nanjing Decade, 1927-1937 97
Pt. 1 The Condition of Chinese Higher Education During the Nanjing Decade 97
Pt. 2 The Role of the Nationalists in Higher Education 105
Pt. 3 The Student Movement in the Nanjing Decade 118
Pt. 4 Recurrent Issues in Chinese Higher Education During the Nanjing Decade 129
Ch. 4 The Chinese University During Exodus and Civil War 135
Pt. 1 Chinese Higher Education during the Sino-Japanese War 135
Pt. 2 Campus Politicization: Struggle for the Control of Higher Education 147
Pt. 3 Higher Education during the Chinese Civil War 156
Pt. 4 The Search for New Paths and the Saga of Chinese Higher Education during the First Half of the Twentieth Century 171
Ch. 5 Chinese Higher Education in the New Order 183
Pt. 1 The Pragmatic Imperative and Rejection of the Republican Heritage 185
Pt. 2 The Socialist Egalitarian Ideal and the Prelude to the Great Leap Forword 224
Ch. 6 The Cultural Revolution 259
Pt. 1 Prelude to the Cultural Revolution 259
Pt. 2 The Eruption of the Cultural Revolution 270
Pt. 3 Chinese Higher Education in the Wake of the Cultural Revolution: 1970-1976 322
Pt. 4 Chinese Higher Education after Ten Lost Years 339
Ch. 7 The Open Door Period 353
Pt. 1 Deng's Journey to the West and the Reform of Higher Education 353
Pt. 2 The Road to Tiananmen 387
Pt. 3 The Storm Erupts: The Protest Movement of 1989 422
Epilogue: The Predicament of Modernization and the Path Ahead 451
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