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How the Asian Financial Crisis Led to China’s Massive Graduate Unemployment

Students pack into a Chengdu, China job fair in 2005. Some 40,000 students competed for 10,000 jobs at the fair. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Education

A 1999 decision to radically expand higher education enrollment came amid Communist Party fears of social instability — and the repercussions are still being felt.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: American Universities in China — Free Speech Bastions or Threat to Academic Freedom?

A student walks past the entrance to New York University's Shanghai campus. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Asia In-Depth explores the controversies surrounding American universities like NYU that have established campuses in China.

Interview: NYU Shanghai Chancellor Discusses His University's Place in China's Current Political Atmosphere

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)
Education

Yu Lizhong of NYU Shanghai discusses the first Sino-American joint venture university, and where it falls in China's current political atmosphere.

Review: Harvard's Online China Lectures a 'Useful' Overview

A slide from the introductory lecture in Harvard University's online series
Education

A new Harvard online lecture series is lauded as an an "exceptionally useful tool" for anyone needing an intro to Chinese civilization.