The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education

  • Christopher S. Collins
  • Molly N.N. Lee
  • John N.  Hawkins
  • Deane E. Neubauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Asian Higher Education in the Era of Contemporary Globalization: Introduction

  3. Introduction to Part II: The Forces of Regionality in Asian Higher Education

  4. Introduction to Part III: Access, Equity, Capacity, and Quality in the Overall Context of the Massification of Asia Higher Education

  5. Introduction to Part IV: Country Studies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 665-691

About this book


This volume seeks to identify and explore the forces affecting higher education in the Asia Pacific region today. It includes a set of conceptually-rich organizing chapters followed by detailed country-specific studies that detail both the underlying dynamics of these forces and the manner in which they have affected specific countries. In this way, the chapters touch on the complex demographics of the region, how continued and continuous economic development impinges on higher education, and how neoliberalism has affected higher education across many dimensions. The volume also addresses the complex issues associated with cross border education and the daunting challenges of both national and cross-national quality assurance.


Higher Education globalization cross border education massification access demographics Asia Pacific America American culture Asia Asian culture comparative education culture education ethnicity higher education social science sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher S. Collins
    • 1
  • Molly N.N. Lee
    • 2
  • John N.  Hawkins
    • 3
  • Deane E. Neubauer
    • 4
  1. 1.Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA
  2. 2.The HEAD FoundationSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Education DepartmentEast-West CenterHonoluluUSA
  4. 4.Education DepartmentEast-West CenterHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48738-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48739-1
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