Marketised “Educational Desire” and the Impetus for Self-improvement: The Shifting and Reproduced Meanings of Higher Education in Contemporary China

@article{Hizi2019MarketisedD,
  title={Marketised “Educational Desire” and the Impetus for Self-improvement: The Shifting and Reproduced Meanings of Higher Education in Contemporary China},
  author={Gil Hizi},
  journal={Asian Studies Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={43},
  pages={493 - 511}
}
  • Gil Hizi
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Asian Studies Review
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