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Higher Education, Meritocracy and Inequality in China (Hardcover) (Ye Liu)

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This book investigates the changing opportunity structure in education for different social groups during China’s transition from a socialist regime to a market economy. The first part provides an in-depth historical and comparative analysis of the long-term development of the idea of meritocracy in China, and in more recent Western thought. The second part then explores the recent higher education reforms in China, the part played by a supposedly meritocratic form of selection, and  implications for social mobility in China. It also analyses educational change in the context of the socioeconomic, political and cultural transformation of post-Mao China. Written in an accessible style, it appeals to both academics and non-specialist readers alike.
Genre: Education
Series Title: Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Ye Liu
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2016
TCIN: 51544730
UPC: 9789811015861
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3023
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