Art Education Student at Tsinghua University. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
China’s university system, the world’s largest, has the fifth-largest international-student enrollment in the world. Once funded solely by the state, today universities must raise an increasing proportion of their operating funds from such sources as tuition fees, research grants, endowment gifts, and income from university-run enterprises.
As China’s economy has liberalized and grown, enrollments in China’s institutes of higher education