Book Chapter

The changing geo-politics of creativity: Rise of the post-confucian university

S Marginson

The Creative University | Published : 2013

Abstract

The paper explores the dynamic evolution of higher education and research in East Asia in China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan China and South Korea, and in South East Asia in Singapore. It refers also to the earlier case of Japan where higher education developed rapidly in the 1960s/1980s, and Vietnam where the take-off has yet to occur. While there are important differences between them, these systems, termed here 'Post-Confucian', share (1) a common heritage, in the comprehensive role of the Sinic state (as distinct from the limited liberal state of the English-speaking world) and Confucian educational traditions in the family and examination system; (2) an accelerated response to Western moderni..

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