In the month of April, the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley will co-sponsor an important seminar. Professor Kirby, Harvard University, will outline Chinese accomplishments in higher education since 1998 and offer a critical evaluation of recent developments. Professor Yeh, UC Berkeley, will respond by presenting a "best" and a "worst" possible reading of Chinese universities of today from a longerterm historical perspective.Join us for this unique seminar featuring Chinese Universities of past and present.
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, where he is concurrently Chairman of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. He is the former Dean of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Wen-Hsin Yeh is the Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Chair Professor in the Department of History at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Faculty China Advisor to the Chancellor. She has written extensively on this history of China in the twentieth century.