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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2023.050606.

New Philanthropy and Education Policy in China


Xiaowen Xu

Corresponding Author:
Xiaowen Xu

Association of Technology Innovation for Employment Promotion of Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


This essay will explore how Chinese philanthropy mobilises with the instructions from the central government, and participates in implementation of policies in the form of network governance, by starting to unfold the existing landscape of philanthropy and neoliberalism, the following part will discuss how do they intertwine with contemporary education policy. The next chapter is going to address the idea of ‘new philanthropy’, of how it has become a new form of philanthropy and in what way does it coordinate with the ongoing developing world. Notwithstanding this term is investigated in the global context with the assistance of the previous chapter. More specific examples of Chinese philanthropy businesses will be given in the last chapter, where there will be the combined analysis of recently modified authoritative guidelines and the works that Chinese leading philanthropists are doing, and indeed they are in the relationship of governed and governing with the authority. While the relationship is also changing from the government giving direct and explicit instructions, to a polycentric way of governance.


Education policy in China, Neoliberalism, Philanthropy

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Xiaowen Xu. New Philanthropy and Education Policy in China. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 6: 28-33. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2023.050606.


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