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ERIC Number: EJ763845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-30
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Chinese Dean Demoted over Blog
Mooney, Paul
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n30 pA44 Mar 2007
China's People's University has demoted a dean after the well-known scholar criticized university officials and what he termed the "bureaucratization" of the nation's higher-education system. The incident started when Zhang Ming, dean of political science at People's University, posted comments on his popular personal blog in which he defended a colleague who he said had been overlooked for a promotion by a university review panel. Mr. Zhang said the decision was made by Li Jingzhi, dean of the School of International Studies, which oversees Mr. Zhang's department, and not by a proper academic review committee. A letter published by the university strongly opposed Mr. Zhang's "destroying of the university's unity and peaceful atmosphere" and his escalation of the dispute into the local media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China