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978-0-7391-0994-6 • Hardback • March 2005 • $118.00 • (£91.00)
978-0-7391-0995-3 • Paperback • February 2005 • $50.99 • (£39.00)
Cheng Li is William R. Kenan Professor of Government and Chair of Asian Studies at Hamilton College.
Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Introduction: Open Doors and Open Minds
Chapter 3 Sino-American Educational Interaction from the Microcosm of Fudan's Early Years
Chapter 4 Mission Accomplished: The Influence of the CSCPRC on Educational Relations with China
Chapter 5 Coming Home to Teach: The Status and Mobility of Returnees in China's Higher Education
Chapter 6 Transnational Capital: Valuing Academic Returnees in a Globalizing China
Chapter 7 Sino-American Educational Exchange and International Relations Studies in China
Chapter 8 Sino-American Educational Exchanges and Public Administrative Reforms in China: A Study of Norm Diffusion
Chapter 9 Balancing the Cross-Pacific Exchange: American Study-Abroad Programs in the PRC
Chapter 10 China's Hong Kong Bridge
Chapter 11 Sino-American Educational Exchanges and the Drive to Create World-Class Universities
Dr. Cheng Li, a leading scholar on China and the United States, has edited this penetrating and comprehensive book on U.S.-China educational exchanges with its enormous impact on China as well as its limits and problems. It is a must-read for anyone interested in this most important relationship.
— James R. Lilley, American Enterprise Institute, formerly U.S. Ambassador to China and Korea
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter expressed the hope that educational exchanges between the United States and China, which were just beginning, would become 'a routine part of the everyday life of both the American and Chinese people.' Carter's wish, shared by China's Deng Xiaoping, has been realized. This outstanding collection of essays is the story of twenty-five years of educational exchanges that have contributed to the development of U.S.-China relations, but more importantly have been a major factor in the profound normative changes in China since Deng's 'Reform and Opening' began.
— John L. Holden, president, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
We owe a debt of gratitude to Cheng Li and his colleagues for focusing attention on an often neglected but increasingly important dimension of U.S.-China relations, and for doing so in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and historically rooted manner that recognizes both the problems and the promise of transnational educational exchange.
— Peter F. Geithner, Harvard University Asia Center, formerly founding director of the Ford Foundation in China
Brilliant students from China have taken doctorates in the United States, while relatively few Americans have studied language in China. How has educational exchange affected both countries? What recent cracks have appeared in the educational bridge? This book is the first to provide detailed statistical and narrative accounts to answer such questions—and to link the answers to constructivist theory in international relations. Anyone interested in China or Sino-American relations should read this wonderful book.
— Lynn T. White, Princeton University
In the twenty-five years since China opened up, 700,000 Chinese have traveled abroad to study; 172,000 have already returned. This book is the best account yet of this intellectual interchange that has brought not a clash but a dialogue between civilizations. The result: a renaissance of intellectual life that has led China to stop promoting revolutions and instead promote trade, investment, and international conferences.
— Ezra F. Vogel, Harvard University