Higher Education as a Field of Study in China

Higher Education as a Field of Study in China : Defining Knowledge and Curriculum Structure

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Higher Education as a Field of Study in China concerns higher education as an academic field-the evolving nature of the field in light of the overall development of higher education in China. Xin Wang illustrates how higher education is becoming an interdisciplinary field rather than a subfield under the discipline of education, especially when higher education has become an enterprise with such a broad scope in China.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 60 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739134280
  • 9780739134283

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As a young scholar who has received education from China and the U.S., Wang Xin writes about higher education in his home country with analytical perspective and rich understanding of China?s social and political contexts. Full of insight, his book integrates the study of Chinese higher education with international standpoint. I enthusiastically recommend this book to the students and scholars who want to know more about the future direction of the higher education research and study in China. -- Lan Jinsong, Tsinghua University This well-researched volume offers fascinating insights into the character of doctoral programs in the field of higher education in China. Programs at eight leading universities are profiled and interesting comparisons are made with the way in which this field developed at an earlier period in the United States. An informative and thought-provoking study, this is essential reading for those who wish to understand the scholarship behind the rapid development of Chinese universities in recent years. -- Ruth Hayhoe Ph.D, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
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About Xin Wang

Xin Wang is associate professor of Chinese Studies and acting director of Asian Studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter One - The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Reforms and Development in China Chapter 4 Chapter Two - Development of Higher Education as a Field of Study in China Chapter 5 Chapter Three - Higher Education, an Evolving Field, in the United States Chapter 6 Chapter Four - The Reality and Nature of the Knowledge Structure of Higher Education Chapter 7 Chapter Five - Issues and Discussions Chapter 8 Chapter Six - Towards The New Models
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