Social changes and the revival of liberal education in China since the 1990s

  title={Social changes and the revival of liberal education in China since the 1990s},
  author={Chen Xin},
  journal={Asia Pacific Education Review},
  • Chen Xin
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Education
  • Asia Pacific Education Review
China’s higher education placed exclusive emphasis on narrowly specialized education and neglected liberal education before the 1990s. However, along with the dramatic social changes since the 1990s, liberal education has revived in China. This paper first examines the characteristics of higher education in China before the 1990s, and then explores the ideas, policies, and specific measures in higher education reform since the 1990s within the larger social context, and thirdly, with a case… 

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