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Routledge Library Editions: Education in Asia


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This set of reissued books examines education in Asia from a variety of different angles. From the westernisation of early twentieth century Chinese education, to the impact of the Communist revolution, to education and society in Korea, to Asian women’s experiences of education – this set collects some key texts by a range of original thinkers.

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China's Education and the Industrialised World Studies in Cultural Transfer

China's Education and the Industrialised World: Studies in Cultural Transfer

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Hayhoe, Marianne Bastid
June 25, 2019

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 ...

China's Schools in Flux Report by the State Education Leaders Delegation, National Committee on United States-China Relations

China's Schools in Flux: Report by the State Education Leaders Delegation, National Committee on United States-China Relations

1st Edition

By Ronald Montaperto, Jay Henderson
June 25, 2019

This book, first published in 1979, is the detailed study that arose from the visit of the US State Education Leaders Delegation to China in 1977. This visit observed and discussed the new directions in China's schools; the delegation was led by one of America's foremost philosophers of education, ...

China's Universities, 1895-1995 A Century of Cultural Conflict

China's Universities, 1895-1995: A Century of Cultural Conflict

1st Edition

By Ruth Hayhoe
June 25, 2019

This reissue (1996) provides an in-depth analysis of the development of the Chinese university during the twentieth century – a period of momentous social, economic, cultural and political change. It brings together reflections on the Chinese university and its role in the two great experiments of ...

Chinese Education Problems, Policies, and Prospects

Chinese Education: Problems, Policies, and Prospects

1st Edition

By Irving Epstein
June 25, 2019

This book, first published in 1991, is concerned with educational change. It seeks to place Chinese educational policies within the broader social context of Chinese development and modernisation imperatives by analysing issues germane to specific educational structures and sectors. At the same ...

Contemporary Chinese Education

Contemporary Chinese Education

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Hayhoe
June 25, 2019

Education is seen by the Chinese as a key element in the modernisation of their country and in maintaining socialism. This book, first published in 1984, examines the nature of modern education in China since 1976, and looks at different parts of the system, the content of teaching and teaching ...

Early Childhood Education in Asia and the Pacific A Source Book

Early Childhood Education in Asia and the Pacific: A Source Book

1st Edition

By Stephanie Feeney
June 25, 2019

This book, first published in 1992, provides an overview of programs for young children in countries and territories of the Pacific Rim. It focuses on programs which precede the beginning of formal schooling and that are part of the institutional structure of the country. The term early childhood ...

Education and Social Change in Korea

Education and Social Change in Korea

1st Edition

By Don Adams, Esther E. Gottlieb
June 25, 2019

This book, first published in 1993, provides students and scholars with an introduction to Korean education and the dynamics of interchange between the educational system and rapidly changing Korean society. Severe political, social and educational problems may be found in modern Korea: these ...

Education in Communist China

Education in Communist China

1st Edition

By R.F. Price
June 25, 2019

This book, first published in 1970 and revised in 1975, lays out the background to the Chinese educational system and attempts of the communist leadership to reform the school system. It analyses the educational implications of the Cultural Revolution and the difficulties Mao faced in his attempts ...

Education in Japan A Source Book

Education in Japan: A Source Book

1st Edition

By Edward R. Beauchamp, Richard Rubinger
June 25, 2019

This book, first published in 1989, includes essays on a number of the most important topics in Japanese education as well as the highly selected, and annotated, bibliographies. It is the editors' belief that understanding educational matters requires insight into the historical context, and have ...

Education in the People's Republic of China, Past and Present An Annotated Bibliography

Education in the People's Republic of China, Past and Present: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

By Franklin Parker, Betty June Parker
June 25, 2019

The 3,053 entries in this work, first published in 1986, comprise the compliers' attempt at a comprehensive annotated bibliography of the most useful locatable books, monographs, pamphlets, regularly and occasionally issued serials, scholarly papers, and selected newspaper accounts dealing in a ...

Problems of Chinese Education

Problems of Chinese Education

1st Edition

By Victor Purcell
June 25, 2019

The aim of this book, first published in 1936, was to give a complete conspectus of Chinese education at the time. It succeeds in this, describing entirely a period when China had abandoned an age-old system of literary education in favour of one derived from the West. However, the sponsors of the ...

Women, Education and Development in Asia Cross-National Perspectives

Women, Education and Development in Asia: Cross-National Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Grace C.L. Mak
June 25, 2019

This reissue (1996) examines four interrelated aspects of schooling for women in ten Asian countries: the development experience of a country and how it affects education and women’s status; the types of educational opportunities available to women; if the greater exposure to education results in ...

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