Escalation of Exchange with Asia

  • Teresa Brawner Bevis


After the adoption of China’s one-child policy, ensuring the success of the family’s sole offspring took on a special urgency. Earning an American degree was now a national obsession. This chapter focuses on Asia’s rising levels of academic exchange with the United States. Discussed are China’s recent initiatives, such as the cultivation of its own “Ivy League” of elite universities and its Ten Year Plan. Alongside these initiatives have emerged Sino-American university collaborations and partnerships. Also reviewed are the Chinese government’s efforts to bring language and cultural training, the latter taught from a decidedly Communist perspective, into America’s public schools and college classrooms.


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  • Teresa Brawner Bevis
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  1. 1.FayettevilleUSA

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