Education in China, ca. 1840-present

Meimei Wang, Bas van Leeuwen, Jieli Li

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In Education in China, ca. 1840–present Meimei Wang, Bas van Leeuwen and Jieli Li offer a description of the transformation of the Chinese education system from the traditional Confucian teaching system to a modern mode. In doing so, they touch on various debates about education such as the speed of the educational modernization around 1900, the role of female education, and the economic efficiency of education. This description is combined with relevant data stretching from the second half of 19th century to present collected mainly from statistical archives and contemporary investigations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden and Boston
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages318
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-44225-2
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-43770-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameThe Quantitative Economic History of China


  • China
  • education
  • civil examination
  • Qing dynasty
  • Republican China
  • New China


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