By Teresa Brawner Bevis
Weakened via Opium Wars and a succession of inner rebellions within the mid-1800s, China’s imperial leaders made a ancient decision—to holiday a practice of isolation and search schooling outdoors the homeland’s borders. In time, an acquisition of technology and know-how from the rapidly-industrializing West might permit China to modernize its still-feudal financial system and outmoded army, therefore restoring balance and constructing security from destiny international encroachment. this present day greater than 200,000 chinese language are enrolled in faculties and universities around the usa, whereas the variety of americans identifying to review in China is emerging.
As we technique mid-century China is assuming a lofty place of global management. This publication doesn't try and debate or ensure the level to which greater schooling trade with the U.S. has impacted China’s upward thrust . as a substitute it makes a speciality of the tale itself—of Sino-American schooling alternate from its roots in antiquity to the current time—highlighting the folks, courses, trials and triumphs that experience wrought its remarkable historical past. it is going to supply the 1st sequential, traditionally grounded book-length assessment of Sino-American schooling alternate that takes the tale from its origins to the current day.
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A History of Higher Education Exchange: China and America (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education) by Teresa Brawner Bevis