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The Politics of Higher Education: The Imperial University in Northern Song China

Chu Ming-kin


This book addresses the politics of higher education in Imperial China during the Northern Song period (960-1127). How did different political agents -- namely emperors, scholar-officials, teachers and students -- interact in shaping the Imperial University and compete over different agendas? Earlier studies often conceived the Imperial University as a static institution and framed questions within the context of institutional and social history. Building on recent insights/developments in new political history, this book is distinctive for its emphasis on the fluid political processes shaping ... More

Keywords: Northern Song, 960-1127, Imperial University, Political history, Educational history, Imperial China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528196
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528196.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chu Ming-kin, author
University of Hong Kong