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Higher Education Regionalization in Asia Pacific

Implications for Governance, Citizenship and University Transformation

  • John N. Hawkins
  • Ka Ho Mok
  • Deane E. Neubauer

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Conceptual Issues

  3. Country Studies

  4. Regulatory and Governance Dimensions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-215

About this book


Asia is rapidly developing a wide variety of regional organizations and interactive patterns, reflecting in large part its increasing role in the global economic and political engagements. Higher Education constitutes a distinct sphere of activity within this overall pattern of regionalization.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John N. Hawkins
    • 1
  • Ka Ho Mok
    • 2
  • Deane E. Neubauer
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of SocialUniversity of Hong KongChina
  3. 3.University of HawaiiManoaUSA
  4. 4.Globalization Research Center (UHM)USA

About the editors

Dr. Jane KNIGHT, Adjunct Professor,Comparative International and Development Education Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,University of Toronto, Canada Dr. Molly Nyet Ngo LEE, Senior Programme Specialist for Higher Education,Coordinator of Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development, UNESCO Bangkok Office Dr. Miki SUGIMURA, Associate Professor,Department of Education,Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University, Japan Dr. Akiyoshi YONEZAWA, Associate Professor,Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan Arthur MEERMAN, post-doctorate, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University Wen WEN, Lecturer, Institute of Education, Tsinghua University, China Dr. Krissanapong KIRTIKARA, Former Secretary General,Commission on Higher Education, Thailand Anthony R. WELCH, Professor of Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia Dr. Gina ORDONEZ, Independent Researcher, Philippines Professor Muhammad MUKHTAR, Vice Chancellor,The Islamic University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

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"The editors have assembled a superb and significant compilation of chapters on one of the most critical topics in higher education: mobility and migration. The contributors offer an enlightened and provocative range of views and analyses that is sure to initiate much discussion in the higher education community. Covering both theoretical and case study analysis the chapters bring into focus how this issue is played out in settings as diverse as Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States, Australia, Korea, and regional settings such as Southeast Asia and Europe. This volume makes a significant contribution to the literature on mobility and migration and is another example of the excellent work being done by the IFE 2020 group at the East West Center." - Toyoshi Satow, Chancellor, J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan

"The world is developing in a complex and even contradicting process of nationalization, regionalization and globalization. Higher Education Regionalization in Asia Pacific opens the door to observing and critically examining issues related to such complicated phenomena in Asia Pacific." - Xu Xiaozhou, Dean of College of Education, Zhejiang University

"With the growing force of regionalism in global geo-politics, and the increasing importance of regional organization in higher education, not least in Asia, this is an important and timely book. Perceptive country case studies stress the complexity and diversity of the regionalization process in which states simultaneously compete and cooperate, and where myriad forms of regional organization interact in tension with broader global processes." - Andy Green, Professor of Comparative Social Science, Director of ESRC Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES), Institute of Education, University of London