The Paradox of Academic Freedom in the Chinese Context

  title={The Paradox of Academic Freedom in the Chinese Context},
  author={Qiang Zha and Wenqin Shen},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={447 - 452}
  • Q. Zha, W. Shen
  • Published 13 July 2018
  • Education
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China aims to become an innovation-led nation by 2020, boosted by research excellence at its top universities, yet academic freedom has always been viewed as problematic in the country.1 Arguably, academic freedom should sit at the core of research excellence and innovation and be at the discretion of academia. China, however, features quite a different landscape. Recent academic integrity crises on university campuses and governmental intervention have once again brought the issue of academic… 
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