A History of Higher Education Exchange: China and America by Teresa Brawner Bevis

By Teresa Brawner Bevis

Weakened via Opium Wars and a succession of inner rebellions within the mid-1800s, China’s imperial leaders made a ancient decision—to holiday a practice of isolation and search schooling open air the homeland’s borders. In time, an acquisition of technology and expertise from the rapidly-industrializing West might let China to modernize its still-feudal economic system and superseded army, therefore restoring balance and developing safety from destiny international encroachment. at the present time greater than 200,000 chinese language are enrolled in faculties and universities around the usa, whereas the variety of americans making a choice on to check in China is emerging.

As we method mid-century China is assuming a lofty place of worldwide management. This e-book doesn't try to debate or verify the level to which greater schooling trade with the USA has impacted China’s upward thrust . in its place it specializes in the tale itself—of Sino-American schooling alternate from its roots in antiquity to the current time—highlighting the folks, courses, trials and triumphs that experience wrought its awesome historical past. it's going to supply the 1st sequential, traditionally grounded book-length overview of Sino-American schooling alternate that takes the tale from its origins to the current day.

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