Changing Higher Education in East Asia: A CGHE Book Symposium

Date :

24 March 2022 (Thursday) 

Time :

22:00 - 23:00 (Hong Kong Time)

14:00 - 15:00  (UK Time)

Speakers :

Professor Simon Marginson, University of Oxford

Dr. Xin Xu, University of Oxford

Ms. Olga Mun, University of Oxford

Dr. Yunkyung Min, Seoul National University

Chair :

Professor Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University



East Asian higher education has common cultural roots in Chinese civilization, each country has been shaped in different ways by Western intervention, and all are building global strategies. Shared educational agendas combine with long political tensions and rising national identities. Hope and fear touch each other. What are the prospects for regional harmony-in-diversity? How do internationalization and indigenization interplay in higher education in this remarkable and brilliant region, once overshadowed by Western power and now coming back into its own, where so much of the future of humanity will be decided?

These issues are addressed in a new book from the Centre for Global Higher Education, Changing Higher Education in East Asia edited by Simon Marginson and Xin Xu. The book brings together experts from Australia, China mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and Vietnam. Their chapters add new strands to the academic conversation about higher education in East Asia. Issues covered include the role of higher education in furthering the global public and common good in different national contexts, world citizenship education, the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences, geopolitics and higher education development, cross-border academic mobility, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on regional student mobility, and future regionalization in East Asia.

The webinar is chaired by Professor Ka Ho Mok and the speakers will be Dr. Xin Xu and Professor Simon Marginson (who will introduce the book and its chapters) and Ms. Olga Mun and Dr. Yunkyung Min, who will present highlights of their chapter on the jeong idea in Korea.


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