Teachers' Schools and the Making of the Modern ChineseNation-State is an innovative account of educational and socialtransformations in politically tumultuous early twentieth-centuryChina. It focuses on the unique nature of Chinese teachers'schools, which bridged Chinese and Western ideals, and the criticalrole that these schools played in the changes sweeping Chinese society.It also documents their role in the empowerment of women and theproduction of grassroots forces leading to the CommunistRevolution.
Teachers' Schools and the Making of the Modern ChineseNation-State will attract attention from scholars in Asianstudies, Chinese history, educational history, and comparative studies,and will also appeal to graduate and undergraduate students in thesefields.
Xiaoping Cong is an associate professor of history atthe University of Houston.
Introduction 1 The Imperial School System and Education Reform in the Second Halfof the Nineteenth Century: A Historical Review 2 Education and Society in Transition: The Rise of Teachers'Schools, 1897-1911 3 Pursuing Modernization in Trying Times: Teachers' Schoolsfrom 1912-22 4 Modernity and the Village: The Emergence of VillageTeachers' Schools, 1922-30 5 Nationalizing the Local: Teachers' Schools in RuralReconstruction, 1930-37 6 Transforming the Revolution: Social and Political Aspects ofTeachers' Schools, 1930-37 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index