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The Internationalization of East Asian Higher Education

Globalization’s Impact

  • Editors
  • John D. Palmer
  • Amy Roberts
  • Young Ha Cho
  • Gregory S. Ching

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

About this book


Develops new and intriguing insights into globalization theory and internationalization practice, expanding the investigation of East Asian values and contexts in comparison and separate from Western-dominant thoughts of globalization and internationalization in higher education.


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About the authors

JOHN D. PALMER Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University, USA.
AMY C. ROBERTS Associate Professor in the Department of Education and International Studies Program at the University of Wyoming, USA.
YOUNG HA CHO Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea.
GREGORY S. CHING Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Bibliographic information


'John Palmer and his team have assembled a great volume containing critical and reflective discussions of how globalization affects the internationalization of higher education in East Asia. The authors in the volume call for the rediscovery of Asian scholarship especially when major Asian universities are competing for higher university ranking globally by following the 'Anglo-Saxon' paradigm. This book will make a significant contribution to the current debate of internationalization of higher education in Asia.' - Ka Ho Mok, Associate Vice President (External Relations) and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

'The significant contributions of this rich, collaborative volume stem from its authors' wise commitment to examine internationalization as a process simultaneously shaped within local, transnational, and global contexts. From the higher education 'hubs' of Singapore and Hong Kong to a regional university in western China, this valuable collection of case studies brings into sharp focus how diverse, expanding universities of the East Asian region are mobilizing to create from their own educational heritages and 'borrowed' cultural, social, economic, and political resources hybrid institutions, curricula, and campus cultures that meet the needs of students, faculty, and increasingly mobile, interconnected societies.' Heidi A. Ross, Professor and Director, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington