Conceptualizing Soft Power of Higher Education

Globalization and Universities in China and the World

  • Jian Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Soft Power Conversion Model of Higher Education: Theoretical Framework

  3. Soft Power Conversion Model of Higher Education: Empirical Studies

  4. Soft Power Conversion Model of Chinese Higher Education: Interviews of Chinese Experts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211

About this book


This book examines the globalization trends in higher education from an international political science perspective, using Nye’s theory of soft power to explore the rationale behind it. It focuses on conceptualizing the Soft Power Conversion Model of Higher Education, which is embedded in the globalization of higher education, and analyzes the globalization of Chinese higher education reform.

Also, this book provides innovative and unique viewpoints on conceptualizing and mapping the globalization and internationalization of higher education, especially for current Chinese higher education (1949-2016). It discusses and illustrates cutting-edge concepts of global higher education, such as global learning, global competency, and global citizenship and refines them in the conceptualized soft power conversion model of higher education.

This book reports on and enriches the theoretical concept of global education, and provides practical insights into global learning, global citizenship and global competency for Chinese undergraduate students.


Soft Power of Higher Education Educational Soft Power Global Learning Global Competency and Education Global Citizenship and Education Global Education Globalization and Higher Education Internationalization of Higher Education Chinese Higher Education Education in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Jian Li
    • 1
  1. 1.China Institute of Education and Social Development Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0640-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0641-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1658
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-1666
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