Property Ownership and Private Higher Education in China

Property Ownership and Private Higher Education in China : On What Grounds?

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This book provides a comparative analysis of property ownership system and current quasi-profit regulations for the private higher education market in China, by constructing a theoretical model developed from institutional economics, mainstream privatization theories, and the relevant practices in use in Japan and the U.S. The book, which is written from historical, social, legal, economic and political perspectives, incorporates practical insights from in-depth case studies on various types/localities of private universities and colleges in China, including foreign invested colleges.show more

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  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739143794
  • 9780739143797

Review quote

With one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, China faces many challenges in higher education, such as the supply of needed human resources, easing of social inequality, and building international recognition. Throughout the past decades, private higher education institutions have gradually become an indispensable part in the government's planning for education development. The book employs a conceptual framework of property ownership that incorporates historical, social, legal, economic, political, and comparative perspectives. It offers practical insights from in-depth case studies on various forms and localities of private universities and colleges in China, including foreign invested ones. It sheds light on innovative profit orientation in higher education system that is possible to take place in the future. Anyone interested in the private higher education market in China should find this book an excellent primer for understanding the field. This book is highly recommended for policy makers, researchers, education leaders and practitioners, as well as a broad range of stakeholders in the education sector, both in China and internationally. -- Mun Tsang, Professor of Education and Director, Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University The Chinese system of higher education has rapidly become the largest in the world. But, the role and contribution of the for-profit sector in higher education is murkier. Spring Su fills this gap by clarifying the enormity and diversity of for-profit higher education in China and its potential for serving as a partner with public institutions in meeting national goals. For an international audience, this is the most highly informative picture of a dynamic and enterprising educational force searching for its role in collaborating to meet the Nation's ambitious educational aspirations. -- Henry Levin, Director, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Teachers College, Columbia Universityshow more

About Spring Su

Spring Su is a research fellow at the Wah Ching Center of Research on Education in China at the University of Hong Kong.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Private Higher Education Development in China Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Literature Review: Property Ownership, Property Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Comparative Analysis of Non-profit and For-profit Private Higher Education Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Individual Case Studies of Property Ownership Systems of Private Higher Education Institutions in China Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Comparisons of the Case Studies Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Case Studies of Different Types of Private Higher Education Institutions in China Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Conclusions and Recommendationsshow more