The University as a part of the Integral State
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Over the coming months thedaxue.org will awaken from its slumber and publish a series of blog posts aimed at clarifying the vast terrain of Chinese Higher Education.
The series of posts will hopefully be of interest to academics, scholars, university administrators, international officers and anyone with a passing interest in the sprawling web of institutions that constitute Chinese HE.
In addition, we'll be looking at some of the major issues facing Chinese HE, including the challenges of enacting meaningful transformation of Chinese HE and issues arising from its continued reform at the national, regional and global levels.
A broad range of topics to be covered will include (subject to some adjustment):
1. CCP and PRC Vision for HE Reform
2. The Elite HE Sector
3. Provincial and Municipal Universities
4. The Private "Minban" Sector
5. Vocational Education
6. Higher Education Law and Regulations
7. Internationalization of Chinese HE: Partnering with Chinese Universities
8. Internationalization of Chinese HE: Recruiting Strategies
9. Internationalization of Chinese HE: The Shadow Int'l Education Industry
10. Research in the Chinese HE Sector
Articles may focus on these issues or cut across several topics. If any readers have specific requests for information or blogposts they'd like to see, they can email Mike Gow at: firstname.lastname@example.org
These posts will aim to demystify the Chinese HE sector and provide some a resource of basic information on the sector. The blogposts are not intended as academic articles, but primarily to serve as an entry point for anyone interested in this field. I also hope that any scholars (especially those who, like me, are at the beginning of their academic careers) can get in touch with a view to working towards a greater understanding of the Chinese HE sector.
Also, any comments, feedback or ideas for blogposts or proposals for guest blogposts, please email me at the above address.
You can also now FOLLOW thedaxue on Twitter.
That's all for now.
Friday, 20 December 2013
Includes some info from a 2hr discussion with John in Chinese HE a few weeks back in Shanghai.
Also interviewed are Professor Ian Gow OBE (aka Dad), Philip Altbach Hong Bing and Song Yonghua.
Good coverage of different perspectives on academic freedom and China's potential to become a major global HE force.
Monday, 16 December 2013
Furthermore, Xiamen University has some excellent advantages in this region. Firstly, it was established by Tan Kah Kee (Chen Jiageng 陈嘉庚) as the University of Amoy (Amoy being the old name of Xiamen). Tan was a wealthy and famous Fujian-Singaporean philanthropist and is extremely well-known and revered in SE Asia. Secondly, along with Tan, most of the Chinese diaspora in SE Asia are descended from Fujian immigrants and speak the Fujian dialect or a slight variation on it (known as Hokkien throughout the SE Asian region). This gives an incredibly strong connection to Fujian and Xiamen amongst a great deal of the Chinese population in Malaysia. In fact, knowing how the Chinese HE sector is so strategically controlled, it is impossible to see this as an internal Xiamen initiative. The cultural suitability of Xiamen for this project is such, and when considering the high level ministerial approval needed, that it can only really be viewed as a national-strategic initiative to kick start Chinese HE as a major regional power in the Asia Pacific.