Survival of the Fittest

The Shifting Contours of Higher Education in China and the United States

  • Qi Li
  • Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin

Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Markets, Competition, and Strategic Change in Higher Education

  3. Strategies Used to Address Core Issues in Higher Education

  4. New Directions and Future Possibilities

About this book


This book will examine how universities in China and the US are responding to markets and increasing global competition. For both countries, a university education is seen as key to economic development. While China and the US have two very different political systems, they represent the two largest economies in the world and share beliefs that higher education plays an integral role to economic development. The book will bring together scholars with multiple perspectives on the topic to create dialogue around similarities and differences. This book will appeal to students, scholars, and higher educational administrators in both countries and other countries as well who are seeking to understand the strategic change in higher education in both China and the US. ​

Editors and affiliations

  • Qi Li
    • 1
  • Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Education and Social ServicesUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39812-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39813-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3473
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-349X
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