Higher education knowledge production in postcolonial-neoliberal Asia

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Abstract

Against a descriptive analysis or even eulogies on the neoliberal impact on Asian higher education such as "brain gain/drain," managerialism, marketization, and globalization, this theoretical chapter takes a rather critical position regarding the ongoing neoliberalization of higher education as a field of study in Asia. It examines the discourse of Confucian heritage culture and its methodological issues in knowledge production, followed by some recent counterarguments against the universalism of research methodology by exploring the possibility of Asia as a higher education research methodology. Copyright © 2018 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching higher education in Asia: History, development and future
EditorsJisun JUNG, Hugo HORTA, Akiyoshi YONEZAWA
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages51-71
ISBN (Electronic)9789811049897
ISBN (Print)9789811049880
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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knowledge production
education
universalism
methodology
field of study
brain
globalization
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Citation

Park, J. (2018). Higher education knowledge production in postcolonial-neoliberal Asia. In J. Jung, H. Horta, & A. Yonezawa (Eds.), Researching higher education in Asia: History, development and future (pp. 51-71). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Asian higher education
  • Knowledge production
  • Asian methodology
  • Post-colonialism
  • Neoliberalism
  • Confucian heritage culture