University and Academy in China and Europe (Ruth Hayhoe许美德教授) New！
Prof. Ruth Hayhoe（许美德教授）
（Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto）
This lecture has four parts. It begins with the story of Guilano Aleni, the first European to introduce the concept of the Western university to China, in his book “Xixue Fan” published in 1622. After some reflection on the core values of the European university, comparisons with the Chinese academy are made in part two of the lecture. Part three considers the ways in which the medieval university of Europe adapted to modern conditions in Germany, France, the Soviet Union and the United States, while still retaining its core values. Part four considers the Chinese university in the 20th century, and the ways in which it experimented with various Western models. In conclusion we reflect on some of the core values of Chinese scholarship, how they are reflected in contemporary universities and what they have to contribute to the global community.
Ruth Hayhoe is a professor in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, and President Emerita of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She is the author of about 80 academic articles and book chapters, as well as several books on Chinese education and East-West relations in education, including China’s Universities and the Open Door (M.E.Sharpe, 1989), China’s Universities 1895-1995: A Century of Cultural Conflict (Garland Publications, 1996, republished by the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), University of Hong Kong, in 1999) and Portraits of Influential Chinese Educators (CERC, University of Hong Kong and Springer, 2006). She has also edited many books, including East West Dialogue in Knowledge and Higher Education (M.E. Sharpe, 1996), Education, Culture and Identity in 20th Century China (University of Michigan Press, 2001), and Knowledge Across Cultures: A Contribution to Dialogue among Civilizations (CERC, HKU, 2001). Her memoir, Full Circle: A Life with Hong Kong and China (Women’s Press and CERC, HKU, 2004) has been widely reviewed.
She is an Honorary Fellow of the University of London Institute of Education (1998), Commandeur dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques, the Government of France (2002), holder of the Silver Bauhinia Star, the Hong Kong SAR Government (2002) and of an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002). She is advisory Professor to ten universities in different regions of China and Zijiang Chair Professor of Education at the East China Normal University in Shanghai. She also serves as Secretary to the United Board for Christian Higher Education, based in New York, and she has carried out major research and consultancy projects for the Canadian International Development Agency and the World Bank.