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New perspectives on Yenching University, 1916-1952 : a liberal education for a new China / edited by Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum ; with a preface by Charles W. Hayford.

Publication:
Leiden, The Netherlands : Koninklijke Brill, 2012.
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Subjects:
Biculturalism -- China.
Yanjing da xue -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Essays in New Perspectives on Yenching University, 1916·1952 reevaluate the experience of China's preeminent Christian university in an era of nationalism and revolution. Although the university was denounced by the Chinese Communists and critics as an elitist and imperialist enterprise irrelevant to China's real needs, the essays demonstrate that Yenching's emphasis on biculturalism, cultural exchange, and a broad liberal education combined with professional expertise ultimately are compatible with nation-building and a modern Chinese identity. They show that the university fostered transnational exchanges of knowledge, changed the lives of students and faculty, and responded to the pressures of nationalism, war, and revolution. Topics include efforts to make Christianity relevant to China's needs; promotion of professional expertise, gender relationships and coeducation; the liberal arts; Sino-American cultural interactions; and Yenching's ambiguous response to Chinese nationalism, Japanese invasion, and revolution.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / Charles W. Hayford
Introduction: Revisiting Yenching's Experience of Biculturalism / Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum
Yenching University and Sino-American Interactions, 1919–1952 / Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum
To Educate China in the Humanities and Produce China Knowledge in the United States: The Founding of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1924–1928 / Shuhua Fan
Yenching University and the Japanese Occupation, 1937–1941 / Sophia Lee
The End of an American Enterprise in China: The Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1949–1951 / Shuhua Fan
Reframing the Yenching Story / Philip West
Chancellor Wu Leichuan: A Confucian-Christian Educator / Chu Sin-Jan
Were Christian Members of the Yenching Faculty Unique?: An Examination of the Life Fellowship Movement, 1919–1931 / Peter Chen-main Wang
Christianity, Academics, and National Salvation in China: Yenching University, 1924–1949 / Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum
The Beida Tsinghua Connection: Yenching in the World of Beijing's Elite Universities / John Israel
Cultural Mixture: Yenching Students and Missionary Christianity / Shi Jinghuan
Intellectual Group under the Influence of Two Cultures: A Historical Analysis of Yenching Graduates in China / Liu Haiyan
Beyond Gentility: The Mission of Women Educators at Yenching / Carolyn Wakeman
How to Understand \'Bicultural Education\' and \'Transnational Interactions in Education\' / Nita Kumar
Selected Bibliography / Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum
Index / Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum
Illustration Section / Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contributor:
Rosenbaum, Arthur Lewis, editor.
Hayford, Charles W., author of introduction, etc.
ISBN:
90-04-28524-5
OCLC:
899979084
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004285248 DOI