Hartnett, Richard A.

Dr. Hartnett received his Ed.D. from West Virginia University. He is a former Chair and Professor of Educational Leadership Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Higher Education at West Virginia University.

Jixia Academy and the Birth of Higher Learning: A Comparison of Fourth-Century Bc Chinese Education
2011 0-7734-3912-9
The Jixia Academy was a forum for strident debates among the Hundred Schools of Thought in ancient China and a dynamo of philosophical innovation equal to its counterparts in ancient Greece. It serves as well as an abstract ideal for a contemporary critique of Chinese higher education and a model for correcting the excesses of state control.

Saga of Chinese Higher Education From the Tongzhi Restoration to Tiananmen Square Revolution and Reform
1998 0-7734-8287-3
Traces the oscillations between external and internal influence and between continuity and disjuncture in Chinese higher education from beginnings of filtered appropriations from western technology and science in the middle of the 19th century to the continuing borrowing from America and Europe during the Deng Xiaoping era. Denouncing the common error of seeing China as nothing but a recipient and respondent to external forces