Foreign Influence, Nationalism, and the Founding of Modern Chinese Universities

Shen Wenqin


This article intends to analyze how different foreign models influenced the development of China's higher education system during 1917-1927, and how nationalism became a driving force of this reform. Nowadays, China has to establish a Chinese model of higher education while paying attention to best practices in other countries.


Chinese higher education; policy learning; Cai Yuanpei; history of Chinese universities

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