This book establishes gender issues as a major focus within developments shaping higher education in the Asia Pacific region. The discussion is framed as a response to various dedicated efforts, such as that of the United Nations, to foreground gender as a site for political discourse throughout the region. Throughout the volume, authors confront issues that continue to gain prominence in higher education as a policy arena, including the degree to which higher education operates within a framework of gender equity and how higher education appointments-even promotions-are sensitive to gender. By touching specific instances throughout Korea, Japan, China, Australia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan, authors offer an unprecedented big-picture view of gender-relevant policy issues.
Deane E. Neubauer is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Hawaii, USA, and an adjunct fellow of the East-West Center, USA.
Surinderpal Kaur is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
1. Introduction, Deane E. Neubauer and Surinderpal Kaur2. Framing Gender Issues in Asia-Pacific Higher Education, Denise Cutbert, Molly N.N. Lee, Weiling Deng, and Deane Neubauer3. Gender Issues in Asia Pacific Higher Education: Assessing the Data, Deane E. Neubauer4. Women's Representation in the Academic Professions and Their Leadership Positions: Case Studies of Asia Pacific Higher Education, Hei-hang Hays Tang5. Gender and (Re)building the Nation Through Innovation: Critical Perspectives on Recent Research Innovation Policy in Australia, Denise Cuthbert and Leul Tadesse Sidelil6. Gender and Higher Education in India, Manasi Thapliyal Navani7. Thinking of Gender: On the Way to Emancipatory Higher Education in the Globalizing China, Weiling Deng8. Gender, Higher Education, and Earnings: The Case of Hong Kong, Linda Chelan Li and Iris Chui Ping Kam9. Gender and leadership in Research Universities in Malaysia, Surinderpal Kaur10. Changing Landscape of the Malaysian Higher Education: An Overview of Women's Glass Ceiling, Hazri Jamil, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad Shabudin, Santhiram Raman, and Ooi Poh Ling11. The Beginning of the End? Changes in Junior Colleges in Japanese Female Higher Education, Shangbo Li12. Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes: Current Status and Key Issues in South Korea, Minho Yeom13. Women in Higher Education: A Vase-Breaking Theory by Female Technologists in Taiwan, Ya-Hsuan Wang14. The Glass-Ceiling Facing Women Leaders in Thai Higher Education, Prompilai Buasuwan and Ratikorn Niyamajan15. Conclusion, Deane Neubauer and Surinderpal Kaur