Higher education reform in China: A comprehensive review of policymaking, implementation, and outcomes since 1978

Weiyan XIONG, Jiale YANG, Wenqin SHEN

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Abstract

This article comprehensively reviews the higher education policymaking and implementation in China since the reform and opening up in 1978. With the presented statistical data, this article discusses the intended and unintended consequences of China's higher education reform. In addition, by critically reviewing the literature and analyzing the data on China's higher education reform, this study concludes its outcomes into decentralization, stratification, massification, marketization, and internationalization.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101752
Number of pages16
JournalChina Economic Review
Volume72
Early online date17 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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Keywords

  • China's higher education
  • Higher education reform
  • Higher education policies

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