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Author Zeng, Kangmin.
Title Dragon gate : competitive examinations and their consequences / Kangmin Zeng.
Imprint London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.

Author Zeng, Kangmin.
Series Frontiers of international education.
Frontiers of international education.
Subject Universities and colleges -- East Asia -- Entrance examinations -- Social aspects.
Universities and colleges -- East Asia -- Entrance examinations -- Psychological aspects.
Competition (Psychology)
Education -- East Asia.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 366 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes; List of tables; List of figures; 1 Introduction; 2 A comparative history of university entrance examinations: to the end of the Japanese Empire; 3 A comparative history of university entrance examinations: from 1945 to now; 4 What kind of exams? Questions of world history and mathematics in the three countries; 5 The cram world: why so large in East Asia?; 6 With help from the gods: prayer, luck and spiritual strength: the desecularization of entrance exam systems; 7 Time, effort and money: mobilizing private resources to gain social status.
Summary This text examines the enormous pressure placed on University students in Japan, Korea and Taiwan which have led to the rapid expansion of the "cramming" industry and to a growing number of students looking to religion and spirituality for guidance. The book examines the issue of the rise in youth suicides, and the dramatic rise in levels of cheating; both raising fundamental questions about the education system in the late 1990s.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1847143423 (electronic bk.)
9781847143426 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 568434704
Additional Format Print version: Zeng, Kangmin. Dragon gate. London : Cassell ; New York, NY : Cassell & Continuum, 1999 0304700150 9780304700158 (DLC) 00550584 (OCoLC)40645419

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