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978-0-7391-3428-3 • Hardback • March 2010 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
978-0-7391-3430-6 • eBook • March 2010 • $90.00 • (£69.00)
Xin Wang is associate professor of Chinese Studies and acting director of Asian Studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
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
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, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto