U.S.- China Educational Exchange
State, Society, and Intercultural Relations, 1905-1950
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Rutgers University Press
The completion of this book has finally given me an opportunity to express my gratitude to at least some individuals and institutions that have provided invaluable assistance at different stages of this project. First of all, I want to thank...
Introduction: Educational Exchange and the Visible Hand
The most striking phenomenon in the relations between the United States and China in the twentieth century was the emergence of educational exchange as the strongest tie despite sharp differences in their cultural, political, and economic systems. Originating as part of American missionary enterprise in China, educational exchange between the two nations drastically expanded...
Chapter 1: Emerging as Facilitator
The arrival of the Empress of China in Huangpu (Whampoa), an anchorage of Guangzhou (Canton), in August 1784, marked the beginning of U.S.-China relations. The early contact between the two peoples was limited mostly to commerce with little intervention from either the American or the Chinese government....
Chapter 2: Tearing Down the Barriers
Any substantial expansion in educational interactions between the United States and China depended very much on government since almost all major barriers were set up by the visible hand. The devastating defeats suffered by...
Chapter 3: Qinghua: The First Joint Experiment
The first Boxer Indemnity remission check was delivered by an American diplomat to Chinese officials in Beijing in January 1909, marking the beginning of the first joint experiment in educational exchanges conducted by the American...
Chapter 4: From Central Administration to Party Control
The expansion of U.S.-China educational interactions was shaped not only by the diplomatic relations between the two nations, but also by political and social forces within each country. In China, the development of education as well as educational exchanges with foreign countries was, to an even greater extent,...
Chapter 5: Maintaining the Educational Front
World War II created difficulties as well as opportunities for educational interactions between the United States and China. As allies, the two nations not only fought shoulder to shoulder against the common foe on the battlefield,...
Chapter 6: From Expansion to Termination
The end of World War II saw the beginning of an explosive expansion in educational exchanges between the United States and China. Over one thousand students and scores of scholars were sent by China to the United States every...
Chapter 7: A Historical Perspective
Educational exchanges between the United States and China experienced the most drastic expansion and abrupt termination, all within the first half of the twentieth century. As the linchpin of China’s modernization and the strongest..
Epilogue: Restoring Educational Relations with the Visible Hand
On June 23, 1978, Deng Xiaoping, the paramount Chinese leader, had a meeting with a few administrators from Qinghua University, trying to find ways to revive China’s higher education and reduce the gap between China and developed nations in science and technology. Fully aware of the shortage of experts...
About the Author
Hongshan Li is an associate professor of history at Kent State University Tuscarawas. He has published a number of articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on U.S.-China relations...
Page Count: 296
Publication Year: 2008
OCLC Number: 236078483
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