School in Every Village, A: Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31

School in Every Village, A: Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31

by Elizabeth R. VanderVen

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ISBN-13: 9780774821773
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth R. VanderVen is an historian of modern andlate imperial China. She was on the faculty of the History Departmentat Rutgers University, Camden.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 The Setting: Northeast China, Fengtian Province, andHaicheng County

2 Educational Transformation: Abolishing and Reformingthe Sishu

3 Administering the New Educational System: EducationalPromotion Bureaus

4 Funding the New Community Schools

5 Establishing Girls' Schools in HaichengCounty

6 Old and New in the Village Community Schools

Conclusion

Notes

Glossary of Chinese Terms and Place Names

Bibliography

Index

What People are Saying About This

Ronald Suleski

It is a pleasure to read such a well-organized, thoroughly documented, and clearly presented study. VanderVen helps bring to life the village schools of Haicheng County in Northeast China after the imperial Qing fell and the new republic was born. Her book will stand up to the best in our field.

From the Publisher

"It is a pleasure to read such a well-organized, thoroughly documented, and clearly presented study. VanderVen helps bring to life the village schools of Haicheng County in Northeast China after the imperial Qing fell and the new republic was born. Her book will stand up to the best in our field."—Ronald Suleski, author of Civil Government in Warlord China: Tradition, Modernization and Manchuria

"This is the first study to utilize local county-level archives to examine the origins and development of modern schooling in China. As such, it affords previously unseen local perspective on the subject, which effectively challenges much of the conventional wisdom on how 'modern' schooling took root in China's villages. Subsequent scholarship on this subject will have to respond to the arguments presented in VanderVen's compelling book."—Glen Peterson, author of Overseas Chinese in the People's Republic of China

Glen Peterson

This is the first study to utilize local county-level archives to examine the origins and development of modern schooling in China. As such, it affords previously unseen local perspective on the subject, which effectively challenges much of the conventional wisdom on how 'modern' schooling took root in China's villages. Subsequent scholarship on this subject will have to respond to the arguments presented in VanderVen's compelling book.

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