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Li, Lin – History of Education, 2017
The University of Hong Kong (HKU), following its establishment in 1911, has assumed the mission of bridging British and Chinese cultures, to prepare European and Chinese elite youth for political and other professional careers, and thus to improve Britain's cultural influence in competition with other western powers with regard to China. Dominated…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Universities, College Curriculum
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Wong, Ting-Hong – History of Education, 2014
Using the case of the Hong Kong Polytechnic (HKP), this paper examines academic drift in colonial settings. The HKP, like polytechnics in the UK, was supposedly a service sector institution. Under the binary system in the UK, schools in the service division were governed by the state educational bureaucracy, while the universities--the autonomous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technical Education, Technical Institutes