By Teresa Brawner Bevis
Weakened through Opium Wars and a succession of inner rebellions within the mid-1800s, China’s imperial leaders made a ancient decision—to holiday a convention of isolation and search schooling open air the homeland’s borders. In time, an acquisition of technological know-how and expertise from the rapidly-industrializing West could allow China to modernize its still-feudal economic climate and outmoded army, therefore restoring balance and developing safeguard from destiny international encroachment. at the present time greater than 200,000 chinese language are enrolled in faculties and universities around the usa, whereas the variety of americans deciding on to check in China is emerging.
As we method mid-century China is assuming a lofty place of global management. This booklet doesn't try and debate or make certain the level to which larger schooling alternate with the USA has impacted China’s upward push . in its place it specializes in the tale itself—of Sino-American schooling alternate from its roots in antiquity to the current time—highlighting the folks, courses, trials and triumphs that experience wrought its notable heritage. it is going to supply the 1st sequential, traditionally grounded book-length overview of Sino-American schooling alternate that takes the tale from its origins to the current day.
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