Zhang Ya­­­-qun

Sex:

 

Male

Research Section:

 

Higher Education Examination Research Section

Title:

 

Professor(tutor of PH.D Candidates)

Degree:

 

Doctor's degree in higher education

 

Educational Background

  • 1983-7, BA of History, Beijing Normal University
  • 1992-6, MA of History, Central China Normal University
  • 2000-7, Ph.D of Education, Xiamen University majoring in higher education; Title of the Dissertation is The Reform and Abolition of Imperial Examination and the Modernization of China's Higher Education

Research Focus

  • History of higher education of China;
  • Higher education theory
     
  • Culture of university and Overseas Chinese Education

 

Academic Part-time Job

  • Vice Director of Examination Research Center, Xiamen University
  • professor of Higher Educational Development Research Center Xiamen University
  • The Editorial Committee Member of “Education and Examination”
  • The Academic Committee Member of “the Study of Imperial Civil Examination Forum”
  • The Editorial Committee Member of “Examinations Research”
  • The managing director and the deputy secretary-general of the professional commission of the Imperial Civil Examination Culture ,China Yanhuang Culture Research Association


Attending Academic Conference in Taiwan

  • Oct.2003,Attending Young Scholars Forum Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait at Jinan International University.
  • Nov.2008, Attending the conference on Liberal Education and Traditions: Engaging in Dialogue and Institution Building through Core Texts from the East and West,sponsored by Chiao-tung University of Hsin-chu.
  • Apr.2009, Attending the conference on Reform and Development of Higher Education Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait——Educational Philosophy and History in 2009 at Taibei Education University.
  • Oct.2010,Attending the Fourth Educational History Research Forum Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait sponsored by Taiwan Normal University at Taibei.

 

Going Abroad experience

 

  • Jan.-Feb.2006, Upgrading English in Sunshine Coast University, Australia
  • Oct.2007,attending The 5th Annual International Conference on University Quality Development (UNIQUAL)“Changing University Culture: Issues of Quality in Lithuania, Co-organised by Institute of Educational Studies, Kaunas University of Technology, Programme for Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Research Center of Higher Education Development, Xiamen University; visiting Russia on the way.
  • Aug.-Sep.2009,attending The Fifth International Conference on the Imperial Examination System and the study of Imperial Examination in 2009 SAPPORO Japan, sponsored by Hokkaido University.

 


Works and Publications

  • The Reform and Abolition of Imperial Examination and the Transformation of Higher Education in Modern China (Central China Normal University Press, 2005-3)
  • The History of Examination in China (the third author), Central China Normal University Press, 2002-6.
  • The second chapter of The Study of the Imperial Examination System in China (chief editor: Wang Bingzhao, Xu Yong) , Hebei People Press,2002-6.
  • Participated in the compiling of A Hundred Years of Higher Education of China (chief editor: Pan Maoyuan, deputy chief editor: Wu Daguang, Zhang Yaqun), Guang Dong Higher Education Press, 2003-8.

     
  • The fourteenth introduction and the first and second chapter(about fifty thousand words) of  Perspective China Southeast: A Study on Culture and Economy (chief editor:Chen Zhiping,Zhan Shichuang), Xiamen University Press,2003-9,which gained the Fourteenth Book Award of China.
  • Participated in compiling End of the Imperial Examination system and the Rise of Study of Imperial Examination(chief editor: Liu Haifeng,deputy chief editor: Zhang Yaqun) Central China Normal University Press, 2006-10.
  • The second chapter of The Brief History of Examination in China, (chief editor:Yang Xuewei), Higher Education Press, 2009-9.
  • The first,third and fourth chapter of The History of Higher Education(chief editor:Liu Haifeng,Shi Jinghuan),Higher Education Press, 2010-6.


Chiefly academic papers since 1996

  1. Analysis of the Development Policy of Human Resources in Singapore, Journal of Huaqiao University (Social Science Edition), No. 1, 1996. An Analysis of Cultural Inheritance of Chinese Education in
  2. Contemporary Southeast Asia, Overseas Chinese History Studies, No.1, 1996.
  3. Spread and Evolution of Confucian Culture in Southeast Asia and Its Prospect, Journal of Huaqiao University (philosophy and Social Science), No. 2, 1997.
  4. On Li Guangyao's Elitistic Attitudes to Higher Education, Shanghai research in Higher Education, No. 6,1998.
  5. Comments on and analysis of the dialectical relationship between Chinese traditional culture and modern higher education. Research in Higher Education, No. 5, 1998.

  6. On Multiple Choices of Joint Education of University, Theory and Practice of Higher Education in Building Material Science, No. 4, 1999.

  7. Theory Originates from Practice and Is above Practice, Higher Education Research, No. 3, 1999.

  8. The Humanistic Tradition of Confucianism and Contemporary University Ethical Education between the Mainland and Taiwan, Social Science Front, No. 4, 1999.

  9. Analysis of the Characteristics of the Abolishment of Imperial Examination System and the Modernization of Higher Education in China, Education Journal of Jimei University, No. 4, 2000.

  10. On the Development of Overseas Education during the last years of Qing-Dynasty, Journal of Huaqiao University (philosophy and Social Science), No. 4, 2000.

  11. On the Impact of HSK on Overseas Chinese Teaching, Overseas Chinese Education, No. 3, 2001.

  12. .The Reform and Abolishment of Imperial Examination and the Modernization of China's Higher Education, Southeast Academic Research, No. 6, 2001.

  13. Analysis on the Opening to the Outside World of Higher Education in Fujian since 1980, Journal of Jimei University (Education Science Edition), No. 2, 2002.

  14. The Complementary Role of Self-Study Exams for Higher Education, The Journal of Xiamen University (A Bimonthly for Studies in Arts and Social Science), No. 2, 2002.

  15. Comments on Overseas Chinese Students' Pursuit of studies in Taiwan, Taiwan Research Quarterly, No. 3, 2002.

  16. From Shuntian School to Shuntian College ----Tracking down the origin of Hebei Normal University, Journal of Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition), No. 5, 2002.

  17. The Study of Imperial Examination System: A Cultural Perspective, The Journal of Xiamen University (A Bimonthly for Studies in Arts and Social Science), No.6, 2002.

  18. The Abrogation of Imperial Examination and Popularization of Educational System of the end of Qing-Dynasty,Journal of Jiangxi Science and Technology Teacher's College,No.1,2003.

  19. The implementation and change of degree awarding of the Imperial Examination in the end of Qing-Dynasty, Journal of Higher Education, No. 2, 2003.

  20. .A Rational Reflection on the Negative Influence on the Admission Examination of Universities and Colleges in China, Sea Breeze of Yue, No. 2, 2003.

  21. Joining the WTO and The Cultural Orientation in the Reform of Higher Education Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait, New Waves----Educational Research and Development, January 2004,Volume 9,No.1.Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association.

  22. .On the Educational Effect on Abolishing of the Imperial Examination at the End of Qing Dynasty, Social Science Journal (Bimonthly), No. 1, 2004.

  23. .On Misinterpretations of the Higher Education Institutions -Independent Entrance Examination and Recruitment Policy, Testing Research, No. 2, 2004.

  24. .From Traditional Civil Examination to Modern Entrance Examination ---The Changing and Inheritance of Testing Culture After The Abolition of Imperial Examination, Room of Book, No.1, 2005.

  25. On Imperial Examinations at a Century, Fudan Education Forum, 2, 2005.

  26. .Higher Education Institutions-Independent Enrollment not Equal to Separate Examination Educational Research (Monthly), Volume 26 No.3, 2005.

  27. Overseas Education and the shaping-up of Chinese Earlier Modern Universities----An Analysis Based on the Reform of Three State Universities around 1920s, Educational Communication and Education Modernization, Zhejiang University Press, 2005-3.

  28. History of Imperial Examinations: an Academic Increase Point in Education History, Education Comment (Bimonthly), No. 2, 2005.

     
  29. On the safeguard mechanism of credit exam, GuangMing DailyMay 25th,2005,5Edition.

  30. .How to Insure the Safe of Entrance Exam in the Condition of High-techGuangMing Daily Jun 8th,2005,7Edition.

  31. From Separate Exam to Unified Exam—The Revelation of College Entrance Examination Reform in Minguo Period, Teacher’s Journal,No.6,2005.

  32. .The Abolishment of Imperial Civil Examination System and the Academic Transition—The Development of Science Education in the Late Qing Dynasty, Southeast Academic Research, No.4, 2005

  33. Appraisal of Imperial Examinations: Standard, Field of Vision and InfluenceJournal of China University of Geosciences ( Social Sciences Edition), No. 5, 2005.

  34. The Summary of “International Conference of the Imperial Examination System and the Study of Imperial Examination”JOURNAL OF XIAMEN UNIVERSITY( Arts & Social Sciences) No.6,2005.

  35. .On the Cultural Heritage of the Chinese Imperial ExaminationJOURNAL OF XIAMEN UNIVERSITY( Arts & Social Sciences) No.2,2006.

  36. The Choice of Independent University Entrance Examination systems ,Fudan Education ForumNo.3 2006.

  37. On the discussion of the terms in the Imperial Examination, China Examinations, Issue 7(the First Half 0f Semimonthly), Volume

  38. The three Orientation to the Reform of  Exam Evaluation, GuangMing DailySeptember 20th,2006,5Edition.

  39. Perspective on the Reform of Independent Enrollment in Peking University and Qinghua University, Examinations Research.Jan,No.1,2007.
  40. The evolution trend of the entrance exam for the graduate students in Mass Higher Education,Academic degree and the education of the graduate students,No.1,2007.
  41. On the Approach of the Faculty’s Professional Development,University: Study & Evaluation,No.2,2007.
  42. The Historical turning point of Talent selection system: Reflection on the College Entrance Examination in China Back 30 years,Southeast academic,No.4,2007.
  43. Commentary on Chinese Students Studying in Germany from the 1920s to the 1930s(the First author), Journal of Xuzhou Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) No.5,2007.
  44. The Native and Non-native Characteristics in China’s Modern Higher Education, Journal of Dalian University,No.1,2008.
  45. Characteristics of the University Culture: National and International, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), No.4,2008.
  46. Analysis on the Three Models in the Higher Education Institutions’Independent Recruitmen, Examinations Research,No.4,2008.
  47. On the Contemporary Value of the Study of Imperial Examination,   Journal of Xiamen University (Arts & Social Sciences), No.5,2008.
  48. From Law Exploration to Culture Interpretation——New Method of Educational History Research,Journal of South China Normal University(Social Science Edition ),No.5,2008.
  49. Too Early to Abolish the Separation of the Subjects between Arts and Science in high school,(the First author), Examinations Research,No.2,2009.
  50. The Change and Inspiration of Liberal Education Traditions under Imperial Examination System,Journal of Huazhong Normal University(humanities and Social Sciences),No.4,2009.
  51. Imperial Examination and Chinese Character Culture—Analyzing Why Chin-shih Outshined Others, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition),No.6,2009.
  52. Return to Confucian culture from the western culture——On Lim Boon Keng’s thought of college education,Journal of Higher Education, No.1,2010. 
  53. The Independent Recruitment Reform in Higher Education Institutions: Motivations,Challenges,and Approaches.Peking University Education Review, No.2,2010.
  54. On the Exceptional Enrollment of University——Case of Qian Zhongshu,WuHan,Zang Kejia Enrollment of University(the First author), Examinations Research,No.1,2011.
  55. Reformation of Higher Education from Cultural Perspective Recognition of the Early Modernization Mode of Higher Education in China, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), No.1,2011.
  56. Lim Boon Keng and the Early Development of Amoy University, Journal of Xiamen University (Arts & Social Sciences),No.2,2011.
  57. Mei Yiqi and the Practice of General Education of Tsinghua University(the first autuor), University Education Science, No.4,2011.
  58. A comparative study of Guo Bingwen’s and LimBoon Keng ’s educational thoughts, Journal of Southeast University(Philosophy and Social Science) No.6,2011.
  59. Talent Selecting and the First Signs of Imperial Examination.——An Analysis of Ge Hong’s Talent and Test Concept. Examinations Research,No.1,2012.
  60. Integration of Chinese and Western Cultures, Cultivation of Professional Talent: Analysis on characteristics of Chen Yuan’s Thought of Higher Education. Journal of Fujian Normal University(Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) No.1,2012.
  61. From the Confucius University to the Confucius Institute—— The evolution of China's foreign education communication media, Journal of Higher Education, No.1,2012.
  62. Chen Huanzhang’s views on Confucianism and Their Educational Influence, Journal of Hebei Normal University (Educational Sciences Edition), No.1, 2012.
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Rewards

  • 2002-2003, First Prize of Maoyuan Award of Institute of Higher Education Science, Xiamen University.
  • Oct.2003, Awarded the Second Prize of Fifth Social Science Accomplishment in Xiamen on the article of On the Development of Overseas Education during the last years of Qing-Dynasty.
  • Sep.2003, Awarded the First Prize of Fifth Social Science Accomplishment in Fujian on co-authored book, The History of Examination in China (the third author).
  • Sep.2003, Awarded the Third Prize of Fifth Social Science Accomplishment in Fujian Province on the article of The Study of Imperial Examination System: A Cultural Perspective.
  • 2005, Awarded the Third Prize of Fourth Higher Education Research Accomplishment in Fujian and the Second Prize of Sixth Social Science Accomplishment in Xiamen on the article of The implementation and change of degree awarding of the Imperial Examination in the end of Qing-Dynasty.
  • 2005 ,Awarded the Third Prize of Sixth Social Science Accomplishment in Xiamen on the article of A Rational Reflection on the Negative Influence on the Admission Examination of Universities and Colleges in China
  • Aug.2005, Won the Second Prize of Excellent Dissertation on “Study and Carry Out the Sprit of 16th CPC Congress”(Awarded by the Propaganda Ministry of Hubei Province).
  • Apr.2006, Won 2005-2006 First Prize of Maoyuan Award of Institute of Higher Education Science, Xiamen University.
  • Dec.2007,The Reform and Abolition of Imperial Examination and the Transformation of Higher Education in Modern China, Awarded the Third Prize of Seventh Social Science Accomplishment in Fujian Province.
  • Jan.2009, The Historical turning point of Talent selection system: Reflection on the Admission Examination of Universities and Colleges in China Back 30 years, Awarded the Second Prize of Excellent Thesis of Fifth Higher Education Scientific Research in Fujian Province.
  • Dec.2009, The evolution trend of the entrance exam for the graduate students in Mass Higher Education,Awarded the Third Prize of Fourth Degree and postgraduate education.
  • Apr.2010, Won 2009-2010 First Prize of Maoyuan Award of Institute of Higher Education Science, Xiamen University.
  • Dec.2010,From Law Exploration to Culture Interpretation——New Method of Educational History Research,Awarded the Third Prize of Eighth Social Science Accomplishment in Xiamen.
  • Dec.2011,The Independent Recruitment Reform in Higher Education Institution:Motivations,Challenges,and Approaches,2011-12,Awarded the First Prize of Excellent Thesis of Sixth Higher Education Scientific Research in Fujian Province.
  • Dec.2011, The Change and Inspiration of Liberal Education Traditions under Imperial Examination System, Awarded the Second Prize of Ninth Social Science Accomplishment in Fujian Province.


Projects undertaken since 2003

  • A project of "the Tenth Five-Year Plan" of National education Science---" The Reform and Abolishment of Imperial Examination and the Transformation of Higher Education in Modern China", the director.
  • A project of "the Tenth Five-Year Plan" of Social Science from Fujian province---"The influence of abrogation of Imperial examination on the modernization of China's higher education", the director.
  • A project of Xiamen University: A Study on the Education of Studying Abroad in the Period of the Republic of China, the director.
  • A major project of the Department of Education: A Study on the Reform of the Admission Examination of Universities and Colleges, the major participant.
  • A project of the Center for Examination of the Department of Education ----"Imperial examination civilization research", the major participant.
  • The second Base-project of “Xiamen University 985 Program”: The Study of Graduate-student entrance exam and Reform ,the director.
  • Xiamen Government Issues: “China Education Garden Projet”,(Ⅰ phase:2005-2007);( Ⅱ phase:2008-2009).
  • Selected “The Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Fujian Province University in 2006.”
  • A project of "the Eleventh Five-Year Plan" of the national education examination:The study on the relation between The Independent Recruitment in Higher Education Institution and the College Entrance Examination in China,2006-2008,the director.
  • A project of "the Eleventh Five-Year Plan"of the Degree and the Education Committee of graduate-student: The Study of Graduate-student in academic type entrance exam and Reform under the Large-scale cultivation mode ,2006-2009,the sub-project director.
  • 2007 Major research project in the key research base of the Humanities and Social Science of Ministry of Education,2007-2010,the director.
  • A key project which is the sub-project of the Innovation research of National Education Examination and Evaluation System of "the Tenth Five-Year Plan" of the National Social Science Fund,2008-2010,the director.
  • A subject of the Social Science Programme Office in Fujian,the History of Education research in Fujian Record and Social Science Record,2009-2010,the major director.
  • A project of the Social Science Research of the Ministry of Education in Fujian: Market Demand and Development Orientation Research for the Higher Education Self-taught,2010-2011,the director.
  • A project of programming pedagogy in 2010 of "the Tenth Five-Year Plan" of the National Social Science Fund: University General Education in Modern China and the Talents Cultivation,2010-2012,the director.

 


Main Courses Offered:

  • The History of Higher Education of China
  • Monograph on Chinese modern higher education
  • Selected Readings on the History of Education of China
  • Theory of educational history
PH.D Candidates Tutoring:

  • Tutored 10 doctoral students, among whom 3 obtained Doctor's Degree(including a foreign student) and 7 are studying.