Transmitting the ideal of enlightenment : Chinese universities since the late nineteenth century

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  • Creator edited by Ricardo K. S. Mak
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (162 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780761847281, 0761847286


  • This book is a collection of articles on different aspects of university education in China since the late nineteenth century, addressing how far the ideal of modern university education, which has gradually been developed in the West since the age of European Enlightenment, was adopted or transformed by Chinese universities.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Transmitting The Ideal of Enlightenment ; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction ; Chapter 2 The Chinese Idea of University, 1866-1895 ; Chapter 3 The German Intellectual Tradition, Cai Yuanpei and the Founding of Peking University ; Chapter 4 The Formation of Qinghua Alumni's Networks in National Southeast University, 1918-1928 ; Chapter 5 Revolution and Enlightenment: The Rise of Biomedical Education in China, 1910-1950 ; Chapter 6 Higher Education and Research Culture in Hong Kong: With Special Reference to Medical Education, Research and Professionalism, 1880s-1980s
  • Chapter 7 Whose Rationality? Whose Enlightenment? - Missionary-scholars, Modern Universities and the Dialectical Moments in the Emergence of Philosophy and Religious Studies in Twentieth Century China Chapter 8 A Historical Review and Reflection on the Confucian ""Great Learning"" and its Contemporary Implications for Higher Education ; Index; About the Contributors
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