Study of the Overseas Educational Missions in the Self-Strengthening Movement

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dc.contributor.author Ge, Yi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-27T15:34:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-27T15:34:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13422
dc.description.abstract The two overseas educational missions launched in the late Qing dynasty were China’s first two officially supported educational missions to the United States and Europe. The two overseas missions were part of the Self-Strengthening Movement’s efforts to modernize China with Western technology and science. Despite the vast research by historians on the first educational mission to the United States and the Self-Strengthening Movement, little is known about the second educational mission to Europe. This study focuses on the two missions and explores the defects of the Self-Strengthening Movement’s impact upon the two missions. The lack of nation-wide commitment and the conservative motivations within the government were the two greatest defects of the Self-Strengthening Movement. The defects of the Self-Strengthening Movement hindered the development of both overseas educational missions and made it impossible to give full scope to the role of the two missions. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Dept. of History en_US
dc.subject Self-Strengthening movement en_US
dc.subject overseas study en_US
dc.subject Yung Wing en_US
dc.subject Shen Baozhen en_US
dc.subject Li Hongzhang en_US
dc.subject Fuzhou Shipyard en_US
dc.title Study of the Overseas Educational Missions in the Self-Strengthening Movement en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.description.advisor Kristin Mulready-Stone
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.description.course History 586: Advanced Seminar in History. Fall 2011 - Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century China en_US

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