Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives

Edited Zha Qiang, York University

Education in China, includes contributions by seventy-four international experts on Chinese education and provides unique coverage of learning at all levels and a fascinating historical perspective. Chinese students are known worldwide for their accomplishment and ambition, and education is profoundly valued in China. But these facts do not tell the whole story. Intellectuals were persecuted during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) and only recently has a college education been accessible to a majority of Chinese high school graduates. Things are changing rapidly. China’s higher-education system is now the largest in the world, and the number of Chinese students in the United States is growing at twenty-five percent annually. Collaboration with Western scholars and universities is increasing. Governmental and philanthropic agencies are working to provide better education to students in the margins, including minority, poor, disabled, and rural students.  Buy the book or click below for a selection of the chapters.

Part 1: History and Tradition

Part 2: Figures, Events, and Institutions




Part 3: Contemporary Chinese Education

Part 4: Globalization and Internationalization of Chinese Education