Book Chapter

China meets anglo-america on the new silk road: A comparison of state, society, self, and higher education

S Marginson, L Yang

China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities Across Eurasia | Published : 2020


The New Silk Road strategy and the rise of China in higher education raises the stakes in the engagement between China’s universities and their Western counterparts, including Anglo-American universities. The chapter focuses on the similarities and differences between Sinic and Anglo-American political and educational cultures (state, society, family, individual) and in collectivism and individualism, and the implications for higher education. The state in China is a comprehensive state rather than an Anglo-American limited liberal state. China has greater potential for collective ties, shared goods, and state intervention in higher education. These are long-standing differences. Since 1949,..

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