Higher Education and Belief Systems in the Asia Pacific Region

Knowledge, Spirituality, Religion, and Structures of Faith

  • Alexander Jun
  • Christopher S. Collins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Christopher S. Collins, Alexander Jun
    Pages 1-12
  3. The Changing Role of Religion in Higher Education

  4. Belief Systems in Asian Higher Education

  5. Diffusion of Asian Value Scapes in the Global North

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe, Tasha Kawamata Ryan
      Pages 103-115
    3. Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet
      Pages 135-150

About this book


This book underscores the role of belief and knowledge that are outside the canons of science, as they are not often considered within the core functions of a university.  It explores various ways in which belief systems are part of the fabric of higher education – either implicitly or explicitly – and pursues a deeper understanding of the role of belief practices as it plays out in both private and public higher education. The broad variety of geographic locations and belief systems represented here demonstrate the ways in which implicit and explicit belief systems affect higher education. The book is unique in its breadth of coverage, but also in its depth of exploration regarding how belief systems function in society through the avenue of higher education, which is often a central site for the production and dissemination of knowledge.


belief systems in higher education Confucianism in China Buddhism in Thailand Islam in Malaysia Christianity in Korea and Japan religions and higher education religions in Asia Pacific Christian Higher Education Christian Universities

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Jun
    • 1
  • Christopher S. Collins
    • 2
  1. 1.Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA
  2. 2.Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6531-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6532-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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