Of Sustainability and Excellence: Chinese Academia at a Crossroads

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  • Arie Halachmi,

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    1. Tennessee State University
      Arie Halachmi is a professor at Tennessee State University and a research professor at the Centre for Public Administration Research, Sun Yat-sen University, China. He has more than a dozen books to his name and more than 200 academic articles, several of which have been translated into foreign languages. He is the recipient of many scholarly and service awards and is a consultant to government agencies in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America.
      E-mail:ahalachmi@tnstate.edu
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  • Kinglun Ngok

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    1. Sun Yat-sen University
      Kinglun Ngok is a professor and director of the Institute for Social Security and Social Policy in the School of Government/Centre for Public Administration Research, Sun Yat-sen University, China. He has published extensively in English and Chinese on issues related to higher education, labor, administrative reform, and globalization in China.
      E-mail:klngok@126.com
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Arie Halachmi is a professor at Tennessee State University and a research professor at the Centre for Public Administration Research, Sun Yat-sen University, China. He has more than a dozen books to his name and more than 200 academic articles, several of which have been translated into foreign languages. He is the recipient of many scholarly and service awards and is a consultant to government agencies in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America.
E-mail:ahalachmi@tnstate.edu

Kinglun Ngok is a professor and director of the Institute for Social Security and Social Policy in the School of Government/Centre for Public Administration Research, Sun Yat-sen University, China. He has published extensively in English and Chinese on issues related to higher education, labor, administrative reform, and globalization in China.
E-mail:klngok@126.com

Abstract

What forces shape the recent growth and evolution of higher education in China? Has it been a means of attaining China’s national goals domestically and abroad? This essay looks at some of the forces that influence current academic growth. A search for balance between institutional survival and academic excellence as well as salient differences between public policy training in China and the United States are highlighted.

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