By Teresa Brawner Bevis
Weakened by way of Opium Wars and a succession of inner rebellions within the mid-1800s, China’s imperial leaders made a old decision—to holiday a convention of isolation and search schooling outdoor the homeland’s borders. In time, an acquisition of technological know-how and know-how from the rapidly-industrializing West could allow China to modernize its still-feudal economic system and outmoded army, hence restoring balance and constructing security from destiny overseas encroachment. this present day greater than 200,000 chinese language are enrolled in faculties and universities around the usa, whereas the variety of americans settling on to check in China is emerging.
As we procedure mid-century China is assuming a lofty place of worldwide management. This booklet doesn't try to debate or verify the level to which greater schooling alternate with the USA has impacted China’s upward thrust . as a substitute it makes a speciality of 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 impressive historical past. it's going to supply the 1st sequential, traditionally grounded book-length overview of Sino-American schooling trade that takes the tale from its origins to the current day.
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