Does Academic Freedom Vary by Nation? Chinese Scholar's Case Spurs New Debate

Wellesley College

Xia Yeliang, a Peking U. economist who has publicly called for democratic freedoms in China, learned last week that he would be fired. The support of American faculty members was not enough to save his job, but it is raising anew questions about Western universities’ international engagement.
October 24, 2013

The case of Xia Yeliang, a Peking University professor fired, he and his supporters contend, for his political beliefs, is raising anew questions about Western universities' international engagement. For some observers, it is proof that colleges in…

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