ERIC Number: ED171627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Chinese Studies in American Universities and Colleges 1958-1975.
Sih, Paul K. T., Ed.
The document consists of 15 papers presented at a conference to determine how much attention American institutions of higher education gave to Chinese studies from 1958-1978. Presented by representatives of American graduate and undergraduate institutions who are also members of the American Association for Chinese Studies, the papers reflected four main areas of inquiry: methodology in Chinese studies, Chinese studies in American universities and colleges, library collections and research materials on Chinese studies, and Chinese language studies in American universities and colleges. Theodore H.E. Chen provided a resume of changes in China studies after World War II, including a more interdisciplinary approach, and more sophisticated techniques of analysis and interpretation. David N. Rowe reviewed Ph.D. dissertations on China for the period 1962-1974 and explored the geographical regional distribution of institutions at which dissertations were produced. Chester Wang examined the growth of research resources for Chinese studies in recent years, followed by a statement by Richard H. Yang that the quantitative expansion of Chinese studies is over and should be followed by qualitative diversification. Concluding remarks were presented by Tsung Chin who stressed that teachers of foreign languages should consider students' motivation and purpose of learning. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Conference Proceedings, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Practices, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language and Area Centers, Non Western Civilization, Regional Characteristics, State of the Art Reviews
Center of Asian Studies, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York 11439 ($5.00 single copies, $4.00 quantity price)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pacific Cultural Foundation (Republic of China).
Authoring Institution: Saint John's Univ., Jamaica, NY. Center of Asian Studies.