Barendsen, Robert D., ed.,
The 1978 National College Entrance Examination in the People’s Republic of China
, U.S. Dep’t of H.E.W., July 1979. A booklet giving the reading and overview of the eight areas Chinese students are tested in.
Chan, A., Stanley Rosen and Jonathan Unger, “Students and Class Warfare: The Social Roots of the Red Guard Conflict in Guangzhou”,
, September, 1983, pp. 397-446. An excellent analysis of the factionalism within the Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution.
Fei Xiaotung, “Chinese Intellectuals Today and in History”,
, Beijing, April 1983, pp. 22-25. A short but explicit analysis of the role of the intellectual in Chinese society—relates this role to various models of education.
Childhood in China
, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1975. A collection of extremely detailed descriptions of China’s children from nursery school to high school age during the Cultural Revolution period—especially chapters 4, 5, 6.
Mauger, Peter, “Which Way China’s Schooling?”,
, London, S.A.C.U. Jan/Feb. 1982, pp. 12-17. A brief but interesting article on the present educational system in China and the problems with this system.
“New Moves Will Help Neglected Intellectuals,”
June 18, 1982. One of many recent articles on China’s new push to raise the status of teachers.
Pepper, Suzanne, “Education After Mao: Two steps Forward, Two Steps Back and Begin Again?,”
, March, 1980, pp. 1-65. One of the best studies of the changes in China’s schools since the 1960’s. Highly recommended.
Rosen, Stanley, “Obstacles to Educational Reform in China,”
January 1982. pp. 3-40. Along with Pepper’s article, this essay traces the changes in China’s schools and makes connections between these changes and the political climate and economic circumstances reflected in the educational models. Highly recommended.
, A collection of poems, short essays reflecting the disillusionment of the generation of Red Guards with China’s socialist government. Easily readable, highly interesting for students too.
Education Under Mao
, New York, Columbia University Press, 1982. The best book out on education in China’s urban centers since the Cultural Revolution period. If a person could only read one book on this topic, it has to be this one.
“78,031 Graduate From T.V. University,” China Daily, July 10, 1982. An article describing the recent emphasis on education for workers in China.