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Globalization and Professional Autonomy: The Academy in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing

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This article discusses the issues of globalization and professional autonomy—by comparing higher education and academic profession in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. The article examines the contrasting nature of academic systems and their varied responses to globalisation under capitalism and socialism.

Keywords: academic profession; global academy; globalization; higher education; professoriate

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: The University of Hong Kong

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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