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  • Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asiaby Emily Hannum; Hyunjoon Park; Yuko Goto Butler

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 144.95

    Globalization and regional integration have brought significant economic and demographic changes in East Asia. This title covers the educational stratification issues in East Asian nations, and their evolution in conjunction with the student populations. It investigates the national responses to critical regional trends more...

  • Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.by Minglang Zhou; Ann Maxwell Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This volume is the first to comprehensively examine Chinese's affirmative action policies in the critical area of minority education, the most important conduit to employment and economic success in the PRC after the economic reforms begun in the late 1970s. more...

  • International Comparisons of China's Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systemby Zhenyi Guo; Stephen Lamb

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    China is experiencing an unprecedented phenomenon: breakneck industrialization on a scale and at a pace not seen before. It is trying to achieve in just a few decades what Western nations took more than a century to do. The arrival in the country's cities of tens of millions of rural dwellers, at most semi-skilled, has put huge strain on the country's... more...

  • Confucianism, Colonialism, and the Cold Warby Grace Ai-Ling Chou

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    By tracing the history of Hong Kong?s New Asia College from its 1949 establishment through its 1963 incorporation into The Chinese University of Hong Kong, this study examines the interaction of colonial, communist, and cultural forces on the Chinese periphery. more...

  • Behind the Gateby Fabio Lanza

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    On Sunday, May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square; climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, and merged with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism.... more...

  • The Power of Positionby Timothy Weston

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals?from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be?how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of... more...

  • Preschool in Three Cultures Revisitedby Joseph Tobin; Yeh Hsueh; Mayumi Karasawa

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin—along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa—revisits his... more...

  • Managing God's Higher Learningby Dong Wang

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 38.99

    As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan University made monumental strides in the education of Christian women, and it created a viable alternative to traditional Chinese models. Wang contends that Lingnan University found ways to adapt and 'layer' a Christian presence at a time when the nationalization and secularization... more...

  • Checheby Karim F. Hirji

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    Cheche, a radical, socialist student magazine at the University of Dares Salaam, first came out in 1969. Featuring incisive analyses of key societal issues by prominent progressives, it gained national and international recognition in a short while. Because it was independent of authority, and spoke without fear or favor, it was banned after just a... more...

  • The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenshipby Thierry M. Luescher-Mamashela

    African Minds 2011; US$ 24.95

    Whether and how higher education in Africa contributes to democratisation beyond producing the professionals that are necessary for developing and sustaining a modern political system, remains an unresolved question. This report, then, represents an attempt to address the question of whether there are university specific mechanisms or pathways by which... more...