Education in the New China: Shaping Ideas at Work / Edition 1
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Education in the New China: Shaping Ideas at Work / Edition 1

Education in the New China: Shaping Ideas at Work / Edition 1

by Yvonne Turner, Amy Acker
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The effects of the de-regulation of the Chinese university system have been nothing short of spectacular. For the first time since 1949, students possessing neither gifted intellect nor political connections have been able to share in the benefits of higher education, while a flood of international educators have opened up a previously cloistered and politically sensitized academic world. This fascinating book examines China’s higher education system, and how it’s new and unique blend of foreign and Chinese perspectives impact on both the lives of students and academics and wider Chinese society. Viewed with suspicion as a new type of Chinese by the older generation and by the government, they are at the same time the very entrepreneurs driving the economic and social revolution sweeping the country. Using a range of in-depth interviews and unique research, it provides open and often frank accounts of life, work and education in China, from the Cultural Revolution to the creation of its market-focused entrepreneurial generation. Candid and illuminating, this is a book no serious reader of Asian studies, comparative education or Asian sociology will want to be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754619147
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Turner is from the UK and is currently a senior lecturer for the University of Hertfordshire (UH), specialising in Chinese Business and international business strategy and education. She spent 3 years teaching and researching in China from 1996-1999 and is involved in comparative doctoral research investigating Chinese and UK university education.

Amy Acker is from the USA and has an MA in Chinese language, history and Asian Studies from Cornell University. Amy has taught for 20 years in China, Nepal and the USA. She has researched, lived and worked in universities in China for several years since 1989. She is currently undertaking doctoral research in Chinese education at the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Contents: An introduction to the project; The context of contemporary Chinese education; Introducing the people; Impressions of the Chinese educational environment; Interpreting themes from the stories about education; The teaching and learning dynamics of Harmony college; Work, gender, and the future; Chinese students in British universities; Their own words, the unambitious woman, the bookworm, the English teacher, the mature student, the construction kid, the self-made woman; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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