Education

High School Admission Reforms, Equality of Educational Opportunity, and Academic Performance in Taiwan ( Min-Hsiung Huang , Academia Sinica) Abstract: Recent school admission reforms in Taiwan have been designed to avoid an unhealthy focus on academic competence and on preparation for high-stakes...More
Nguyen Van Khang. Language Policy & Language Legislation in Vietnam [Chính Sách Ngôn Ngữ & Lập Pháp Ngôn Ngữ ở Việt Nam]. Vietnam: Social Sciences Publishing House [Nhà Xuất Bản Khoa Học Xã Hội], 2014. Reviewed by Huy Hoa Ai Chau (Ph.D. candidate, Department of English Language and...More
Higher Education and Authoritarian Resilience: The Case of China, Past and Present (Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University) Why are some autocracies more durable than others? In analyzing the institutional mechanisms that sustain authoritarian regimes, and help to explain their historical longevity...More
The Role of the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Innovation in Higher Education in Vietnam: 1990-2015 (Edward Baker, Harvard-Yenching Institute) Presented at the Conference " Vietnam 1975-2015: 40 Years of Reunification, Development and Integration," Thu Dau Mot University, Binh Duong City, Vietnam,...More
Higher Education Reform in India and China: The Role of the State (Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University) Full paper [PDF]More
The Imperialized Japanese Language Education in Colonial Taiwan and the Manchu State ( 日據臺灣、滿洲時期之皇民化日語教育) ( Siu Kam-wah, Joseph 蕭錦華 ) Abstract: During WWII, Japan made considerable effort to disseminate the spirit of Japanese Imperial Empire and militarism in its colonies and newly-occupied...More
Where Are My Country(wo)men? The Lack of Singaporean Academics in Singapore’s Universities (Jack Chia and Carissa Kang, Cornell University) The revised working paper has been published in the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia: http://kyotoreview.org/yav/where-are-my-countrywomen-the-lack-of-...More
Intra-Cohort Growth in the Inequality of Mathematics Performance: Taiwan, the U.S. and the state of Massachusetts from an International Perspective (Huang Min-Hsiung, Academia Sinica) Abstract : As students in Taiwan progress from elementary to junior high school, a remarkable increase in the...More
Ideas of the University in China: A Critical Review (Tong Shijun, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University) Abstract In last few decades Chinese universities have developed tremendously in material, technical and professional terms. During this period there has been another change...More