China Reform Essay

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I mostly agree to some extent that the ‘Reform and Revolution’ was a real reform and that there had been numerous successes. However, I realized that it was not a full reform and revolution due to a few minor obstacles that had not been settled during that period (1911-1937). In the book “New Horizons: History”, Wong points out, “After the establishment of the Nanjing government, a series of reforms were carried out in hopes of modernizing China politically, economically, militarily, and culturally to realize Sun Yat Sen’s dream of reconstructing China.” The fundamental thought of the Reform was to bring to fruition “Sun Yat Sen’s dream of reconstructing China” (New Horizon: History) which was to modernize China in different extents.…show more content…
In 1935, the Ministry of Education started to provide students with free education, making education accessible to the wider public.” as Wong pointed out in the New Horizon: History textbook. This was the enhancement in tertiary, secondary and primary education. (New Horizon: History) “In 1935, the Ministry of Education started to provide students with free education, making education accessible to the wider public.” , As a result of the ‘movement’; there had been an immense growth in primary, secondary and technical schools (since 1935). Majority of the public now have been exposed to the education system. However, an (unknown) author in the ‘China Education Center Ltd.’, mentioned; “In 1911, the Qing Dynasty itself was overthrown by revolution, and a republican form of government was established. At that time, government completely abandoned form of government was established. At that time, government completely abandoned the traditional way of education. New educational models from European, American and Japanese were set up in China.” The educational reform has based its educational foundation on western (including Japanese) influences. As a result of this; there had been a loss of local culture. This is a commodity the Qing dynasty did not
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