The Role of the State in Higher Education Reform: Mainland China and Taiwan

  title={The Role of the State in Higher Education Reform: Mainland China and Taiwan},
  author={Wing-Wah law},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  pages={322 - 355}
  • W. law
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Education Review
The higher education systems of mainland China and Taiwan, dominated by single ruling parties for more than 4 decades, are decentralizing concurrently with larger societal changes that began in the 1980s. Market forces now are incorporated into the socialist economy of mainland China, whereas opposition is institutionalized in Taiwan's national political structure. Despite disparate social transformations, formerly state-exclusive institutional powers are devolving to individual universities… Expand
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