Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia

Possibilities and Challenges in the Global Age

  • Insung Jung
  • Mikiko Nishimura
  • Toshiaki Sasao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Insung Jung
    Pages 1-12
  3. Insung Jung, Mikiko Nishimura, Toshiaki Sasao
    Pages 179-191
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-206

About this book


This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in East Asia. It then delineates the implications of the best practices of selected liberal arts colleges inside and outside East Asia, and offers policy and pedagogical guidelines for the future of liberal arts colleges and programs in East Asia and beyond.  


East Asian Liberal Arts Higher education in east asia Internationalization of Higher Education Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Liberal arts colleges Liberal arts education Whole-Person Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Insung Jung
    • 1
  • Mikiko Nishimura
    • 2
  • Toshiaki Sasao
    • 3
  1. 1.International Christian UniversityMitaka-shiJapan
  2. 2.International Christian UniversityMitaka-shiJapan
  3. 3.International Christian UniversityMitaka-shiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0511-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0513-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-6352
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-6360
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