This book, first published in 1987, studies the practical and intellectual import of China's educational relations with the industrialised West, the Soviet Union and Japan. On the practical level, it provides a broad historical and philosophical context within which the possibilities and dangers inherent in China's educational involvement with developed countries may be considered. The book tests the theory that education transfers from the developed to the developing world have been used to consolidate political domination and economic exploitation by providing a detailed and provocative historical analysis of China's relations with the major developed nations.
Table of Contents
1. Servitude of Liberation? The Introduction of Foreign Educational Practices and Systems to China from 1840 to the Present Marianne Bastid 2. Confucian Education Through European Eyes Isabelle Llasera 3. Imperialism and the Diffusion of Liberal Thought: British Influences on Chinese Education Delia Davin 4. Borrowing From Japan: China's First Modern Education System Hiroshi Abe 5. Technical Education as a Key to Cultural Cooperation: The Sino-German Experience Francoise Kreissler 6. Catholics and Socialists: The Paradox of French Educational Interaction with China Ruth Hayhoe 7. American Progressivism in Chinese Education: The Case of Tao Xingzhi Hubert O. Brown 8. The Multiplication of Ourselves: Canadian Medical Missionaries in West China Karen Minden 9. Convergence or Copying: China and the Soviet Union Ronald F. Price 10. Soviet Influence on China's Higher Education Leo A. Orleans 11. Maoism in Recent French Educational Thought and Practice Roland Depierre 12. Contemporary Educational Relations with the Industrialised World: A Contemporary View Huang Shiqi 13. Educational Modernisation as a Search for Higher Efficiency Jurgen Henze 14. Past and Present in China's Educational Relations with the Industrialised World Ruth Hayhoe