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Higher education, meritocracy and inequality in China

Liu, Y (2016) Higher education, meritocracy and inequality in China. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 9789811015861

Abstract

This book investigates the changing opportunities in higher education for different social groups during China’s transition from the socialist regime to a market economy. The first part of the book provides a historical and comparative analysis of the development of the idea of meritocracy, since its early origins in China, and in more recent western thought. The second part then explores higher education reforms in China, the part played by supposedly meritocratic forms of selection, and the implications of these for social mobility.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 13:44
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7601
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