The World of Universities in Modern China

  • William C. Kirby
Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE)


While home to an ancient civilization with a long tradition of education, China is also a new country, founded exactly a century ago. In the first half of the 20th century, China developed one of the more dynamic systems of higher education in the world—with strong, staterun institutions (Peking University, Jiao Tong University, National Central University, and at the apogee of research, the Academia Sinica), accompanied by a creative set of private colleges and universities (Tsinghua College, St. John’s University, Peking Union Medical College, and Yenching University, on whose campus the current Peking University now sits).


High Education Peking Union Medical College International Partnership Party Secretary Chinese High Education 
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