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Conceptualizing Soft Power of Higher Education

Globalization and Universities in China and the World

Benefits

  • Proposes and conceptualizes a new concept of soft power in education

  • Provides a unique viewpoint to analyze the globalization of higher education

  • Clarifies the differences and similarities between globalization and internationalization of higher education

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Soft Power Conversion Model of Higher Education: Theoretical Framework

  3. Soft Power Conversion Model of Higher Education: Empirical Studies

  4. Soft Power Conversion Model of Chinese Higher Education: Interviews of Chinese Experts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the globalization trends in higher education from an international political science perspective, using Nye’s theory of soft power to explore the rationale behind it. It focuses on conceptualizing the Soft Power Conversion Model of Higher Education, which is embedded in the globalization of higher education, and analyzes the globalization of Chinese higher education reform.

Also, this book provides innovative and unique viewpoints on conceptualizing and mapping the globalization and internationalization of higher education, especially for current Chinese higher education (1949-2016). It discusses and illustrates cutting-edge concepts of global higher education, such as global learning, global competency, and global citizenship and refines them in the conceptualized soft power conversion model of higher education.

This book reports on and enriches the theoretical concept of global education, and provides practical insights into global learning, global citizenship and global competency for Chinese undergraduate students.

Keywords

Soft Power of Higher Education Educational Soft Power Global Learning Global Competency and Education Global Citizenship and Education Global Education Globalization and Higher Education Internationalization of Higher Education Chinese Higher Education Education in China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.China Institute of Education and Social Development Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

​Jian Li is an assistant professor at the China Institute of Education and Social Development at Beijing Normal University. She received her Ph.D. degree from Indiana University Bloomington, USA. Dr. Li’s general area of scholarship is the assessment of global competency and global learning within higher education institutions, an area in which she has pursued four themes: higher education policy and management; undergraduate students’ global learning performance assessment; faculty global perspective within higher education; and global learning and development as a framework for institutional research. Dr. Li has published over 20 articles and book chapters, and delivered over 30 workshops and seminars and more than 10 keynote, peer-reviewed and invited presentations throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conceptualizing Soft Power of Higher Education
  • Book Subtitle Globalization and Universities in China and the World
  • Authors Jian Li
  • Series Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0641-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-0640-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4469-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-0641-9
  • Series ISSN 2366-1658
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-1666
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
    International and Comparative Education
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