Colonization and decolonization of Asian higher education

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This paper critically examines the dominant Asian Higher Education managerialism from the perspectives of the so-called Southern and/or Post-colonial Epistemology. Despite the fact that the archaic form of colonization—with its territorial occupation, exploitation, loss of subjectivity and knowledge manipulations —seems to be over, Asian Higher Education today shows clear signs of being engulfed, once more, by new forms of colonization and imperialism under the guise of rational administration and management that affect its core missions of knowledge production and subjectivity formation. This paper compares Higher Education in Korea, Japan and Hong Kong to argue that there is a significant resemblance between Asian modernization process hijacked by colonialism and the ongoing neo-liberal waves against Asian higher education. Copyright © 2018 CESHK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018


Park, J. (2018, March). Colonization and decolonization of Asian higher education. Paper presented at the CESHK 2018 Spring Annual Conference: Meaning and role of education amid global changes and local challenges, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.


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