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History of Universities: Volume XXXIV/1: A Global History of Research Education: Disciplines, Institutions, and Nations, 1840-1950

Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang and Alan Rocke


This book’s chapters contain a mix of analysis and discussion looking in depth at the history of higher education. This text presents a global history of research education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapters cover topics such as how disciplines are formed and research training, the rise of academic laboratory science, research mathematicians circa 1900 and research training in the humanities in British universities from 1870 to 1939. Other subjects include training language scholars between 1920 and 1940, training researchers in Ibero-Amerca, inventing laboratory science in Me ... More

Keywords: higher education, research training, academic laboratory science, language scholars, Meiji Japan, physics researchers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192844774
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192844774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang, editor
Associate Professor, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Alan Rocke, editor
Emeritus Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University, US

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Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang and Alan Rocke

10 Training Researchers in Ibero-America: Early Brazilian Chemists as Case Study

Ana M. Alfonso-Goldfarb, Márcia H.M. Ferraz, and Silvia Waisse

12 Teaching and Research in Colonial Bombay

John Mathew and Pushkar Sohoni

16 Training Historians and Ethnologists in Taiwan, 1928–1949

Wei-Chi Chen, Wan-yao Chou, and Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang


Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang and Alan Rocke