The Road to Privatization of Higher Education in China

A New Cultural Revolution?

Authors: Wang, Li

  • First book on privatization of higher education in North China highlights the unique political, economic and cultural background of China
  • Focuses on different practices of and rationales behind the privatization of higher education in China
  • Challenges current assumptions on changes in Chinese higher education ​
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About this book

This book makes both empirical and conceptual contributions to the debate on privatization of higher education in China. Empirically, it aims to fill a gap in our knowledge of privatization of higher education in North China. To this end, Beijing was chosen as a case for analysis, and nine local higher educational institutions were visited. The case study strategy is also complemented by an extensive review of national policies to reveal problems beyond the specific case of Beijing and of national concern. The effects of the cultural and socioeconomic background and the unique state-party controlling system on higher education management are stressed. Conceptually, most existing studies on privatization of higher education in China adopt a policy analysis approach, while research on privatization of other public sectors or in other countries is frequently guided by economic theories. This book thus seeks to combine both social policy and econometric approaches to provide a systematic and detailed investigation of the privatization process in the context of higher education. It also improves examines the applicability of western theories in the Chinese context.

About the authors

Dr. Li Wang is a highly motivated researcher in educational studies. She completed her PhD in East Asian Studies, though her research continues  to be interdisciplinary. Dr. Wang’s research involves the sociology of  education, education policy, educational inequality and social exclusion. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at  international conferences. She has also received a number of scholarships and grants for outstanding academic performance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wang, Li

    Pages 1-12

  • Higher Education in China: Local, National, and Global Context

    Wang, Li

    Pages 13-28

  • Privatization of Higher Education: Theoretical Underpinnings

    Wang, Li

    Pages 29-43

  • Implementation of Privatization: Scale and Scope

    Wang, Li

    Pages 45-70

  • Financing Higher Education: Changing Rationales for Funding

    Wang, Li

    Pages 71-86

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38302-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51347-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Road to Privatization of Higher Education in China
Book Subtitle
A New Cultural Revolution?
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38303-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38303-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38302-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51347-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 113
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics