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ERIC Number: EJ765990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Intertwining of Academia and Officialdom and University Autonomy: Experience from Tsinghua University in China
Pan, Su-Yan
Higher Education Policy, v20 n2 p121-144 Jun 2007
This article is a case study of Tsinghua University, one of China's most influential universities, which has special national significance and strong political ties to the state. Recalling three chapters in the past century of Tsinghua's history, this paper gives an interpretive understanding of how the intertwined relationship between academia and officialdom has acted as a double-edged sword in shaping the University's autonomy. It shows an interesting interplay between the university and the state, revealing the mechanisms of the state's control over the university, and the strategies adopted by the university to gain relative freedom. The article concludes by explaining how, in the context of China, an individual university can contend with the state's power to strive for its own autonomy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China