The 1950s

 

D

1950 - 1953: Socialization of the educational system. Introduction of Soviet-style curricula.

 

D

1957, March: Foundation of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Zhongguo nongye kexueyuan).

 

D

1958: First introduction of the Pinyin phonetic spelling system for Romanization of Chinese words.

 

The 1960s

 

D

1966 - 1976: 10 years of turmoil at schools and universities seriously harm China's intellectual elites.

 

The 1970s

 

D

1977: After the end of the Cultural Revolution the national unified entrance examination for unitversities is re-introduced.

 

D

1978: Pinyin system approved by State Council as the standard system of phonetic spelling of Chinese words.

 

D

1979, January: Pinyin phonetic spelling system officially adopted by PRC government.

 

The 1980s

 

D

1985: Free higher education is abolished and replaced by academic scholarships based on academic ability.

 

D

1986: Legislation concerning compulsory education (usually 6 years).

 

The 1990s

 

D

1995: Educational legislation stipulates a 9-year compulsory education.

 

D

1999, January: New university legislation becomes effective. Gives greater autonomy to universities.

 

The 2000s

 

D

2000: The Hanyu (Han language) Pinyin alphabet is written into law as unified standard for spelling and phonetic notation.

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china-profile.com - 30 Sept. 2012