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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper examines how the definition and interpretation of the concept gewu zhizhi ???? (investigating things and extending knowledge), evolved along with Chinese intellectual efforts to construct the framework for Chinese learning which, in turn, had a profound impact on the development of educational curricula in different historical periods.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Confucianism
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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In order to analyze the impact of human capital theory on contemporary Chinese education, this paper first draws a conceptual outline of how this theory was introduced and interpreted to suit the Chinese quest for modernization. The study then adopts a comparative historical approach to the points of similarity between Neo-Confucian educational…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education