In the last decade liberal arts colleges have sprung up across Asia. What accounts for this sudden interest in the liberal arts? What aspirations do they serve? What models are being drawn upon? And what do these new initiatives say about the nature of higher education in Asia and the future of the liberal arts more generally?
These questions are examined by Professor Jane M Jacobs, a distinguished Australian academic who has worked in a range of university settings, in a number of national contexts, and who has been linked to various internationalization ventures in higher education.