This learning module (narrated PPT presentation, 17 minutes) examines trends and challenges for engineering education and the engineering profession in China, especially during the post-Mao era (1976-present). Topics discussed in this presentation include reforms at Tsinghua University, the role of engineers in the Chinese Community Party, changing career patterns, the expansion of engineering education, and current reform trends in engineering education and the engineering profession.
Recommended Readings and Resources:
- Andreas, Joel. (2009). Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China's New Class. Stanford University Press.
- Liu, Melinda. (2009, September 8). "Right Brain." Newsweek. Available at: http://www.newsweek.com/2009/09/07/right-brain.html
- Bracey, Gerald W. (2006, May 21). "Heard the One About the 600,000 Chinese Engineers?" The Washington Post. Available at: http://www.newsweek.com/2009/09/07/right-brain.html
Content originally developed for International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) 2010.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Brent Jesiek (2011), "Engineering and Engineering Education in the Post-Mao Era," http://globalhub.org/resources/4223.