African Students in China: Changing Characteristics, Contexts and Challenges

  • Kenneth King
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 36)


The despatch of African students to USA had been one of the outcomes of the two Phelps-Stokes Commissions, but the intention of Jesse Jones, the Commissions’ director, had been to ensure that such students were exposed to the Hampton-Tuskegee spirit. This meant a cooperative attitude in race relations, and a capacity to resist more radical, Pan- African approaches towards the colonial situation in Africa. In the words of Aggrey, they were intended to be ‘good Africans’ (King, 1971: 232).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth King
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  1. 1.Professor EmeritusUniversity of EdinburghEast Lothian, ScotlandUK

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