By Teresa Brawner Bevis
Weakened by means of Opium Wars and a succession of inner rebellions within the mid-1800s, China’s imperial leaders made a historical decision—to holiday a practice of isolation and search schooling outdoors the homeland’s borders. In time, an acquisition of technology and expertise from the rapidly-industrializing West might permit China to modernize its still-feudal economic climate and superseded army, hence restoring balance and constructing security from destiny overseas encroachment. this present day greater than 200,000 chinese language are enrolled in schools and universities around the usa, whereas the variety of american citizens picking to check in China is emerging.
As we procedure mid-century China is assuming a lofty place of global management. This booklet doesn't try to debate or ensure the level to which larger schooling trade with the USA has impacted China’s upward push . in its place it specializes in the tale itself—of Sino-American schooling exchange from its roots in antiquity to the current time—highlighting the folk, courses, trials and triumphs that experience wrought its amazing background. it's going to supply the 1st sequential, traditionally grounded book-length evaluation 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