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A Relationship Restored: Trends in U.S.-China Educational by The Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's

By The Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China

In what The Wall highway magazine calls "the first complete research of Sino-American academic exchanges", this quantity offers details at the numbers and attributes of yankee and chinese language scholars and students who've moved among China and the us considering that 1978. This publication not just provides quantitative info on their fields of research, size of remain, and fiscal assets, but additionally discusses such qualitative concerns because the difficulties scholars and students have encountered in conducting their paintings, the adequacy in their coaching, the "reabsorption" procedure that scholars and students from China face upon their go back domestic, and the impression of the trade strategy on fields of research in either nations.

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First, American universities and exchange organizations will be dealing more with leaders of individual institutions of higher education in China who are empowered to make decisions. -China Educational Exchanges, 1978–1984 THE CONTEXT FOR ACADEMIC EXCHANGE 27 tive to assess exchange arrangements from an economic perspective. If receiving a foreign scholar or sponsoring a relationship with a foreign entity does not appear economically beneficial to that institution, the institution will be less receptive than in the past when Beijing in effect covered local financial losses.

It is hard to imagine long-term regional peace and stability if China is struggling economically and is alienated by American aloofness to the aspirations of the Chinese people. Finally, China's land, society, and culture all are exciting areas for research, offering the prospect for significantly advancing knowledge. Whether for purposes of studying global geosphere-biosphere interactions, demographic change, social behavior, or art, access to China is valuable to both American and global scholarship.

China Educational Exchanges, 1978–1984 THE SINO-AMERICAN ACADEMIC RELATIONSHIP: IMAGES AND INTERESTS 14 Soviet-style institutional structures built in the 1950s, whether in the administration of higher education, the funding of scientific research, or the provision of high-quality scientific and technical advice to the political elite. As China seeks to reform its system, there are enormous possibilities and important risks for the United States. One risk is that America will be unable, or unwilling, to provide the resources to meet Chinese expectations.

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