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Zhaoxin Sheng Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Educational Policy
Research Interests: 
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Educational Policy


  • Visiting Scholar, Comparative Education & Educational Policy, Stanford University(2014.2-2015.6);
  • Post-Doctor, Comparative and International Education, East China Normal University(2007-2009);
  • PhD, Comparative and International Education, Beijing Normal University(2007);
  • MA, Sociology of Education, Nanjing Normal University(2002);
  • BA, Preschool Education, Shandong Normal University(1999)

Research Interests

  • International and Comparative Education, Educational Policy

Research Projects

  • Comparative Education Research in China(1911-1949),' Start-up Research Foundation of Nanjing Normal University, 2013;
  • Federal Education Policy Process in U.S.: A Case Study on NCLB,' National Education Sciences Planning Projects during the 11th Five Years, 2008-2013.

Journal Articles

  1. Sheng,Z.(2012). 'Behind the Scene: Battles and Compromises in the Legislative Process of the NCLB Act'. Renmin University of China Education Journal,Vol.3,No.3,pp.96-117.
  2. Sheng,Z. (2011). 'A Discipline or a Research Field? Chinese Scholars’ Viewpoints on the Identity of Comparative Education'. Comparative Education Review,Vol.33,No.2,pp.16-21.
  3. Sheng,Z. (2010). 'No Child Left Behind? The Changes of Children’ Achievements under NCLB'. Elementary & Secondary Schooling Abroad, Vol.31, No.1, pp.23-26, 15.
  4. Sheng,Z. (2009). 'The Aims of Comparative Education Research: Chinese Scholars’ Viewpoints in the 20th Century'. Comparative Education Review, Vol.31.No.12,pp.30-34.
  5. Sheng,Z. (2009). 'Chinese Comparative Education Research during the Period of 'Cultural Revolution''. Global Education, Vol.37,No.8, pp.70-74.
  6. Sheng,Z. (2009). 'ESEA and the Transformation of Federal Role in Education'. Comparative Education Review, Vol.31,No.3,pp.25-29.
  7. Sheng,Z. (2009). 'Power Field: the Dimensional Logic of Discourse Production in Comparative Education'. Studies in Foreign Education, Vol.36,No.1,pp.1-5.
  8. Sheng,Z. (2008). 'Review of Chinese Comparative Education Since 1978'. Comparative Education Review, Vol.30,No.12,pp.7-12.
  9. Sheng,Z. (2008). 'Historical and Structural Features: the Roles of Chinese CE Scholars in 20th Century'.Global Education, Vol.36, No.8, pp.40-44.
  10. Sheng,Z. (2008). 'What to be Studied? Chinese Scholars' Viewpoints on Comparative Education Research in the 20th Century.' Comparative Education Review, Vol.30,No.2,pp.34-39.
  11. Sheng,Z. (2008).'The Methodology of Comparative Education: Advocated by Chinese Scholars'. Global Education, Vol.36,No.1,pp.62-66.
  12. Sheng,Z. (2007). 'Formation of Comparative Education Discourse Field in China: A Perspective from the Bourdieu’s Theory about Field'. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol.27, No.5, pp.10-15.
  13. Sheng,Z. (2007). 'Leaning-to-one-side: Comparative Education in 17 Years after the Foundation of P.R.C.' Comparative Education Review, Vol.29,No.3,pp.8-13.
  14. Sheng,Z. (2006). 'On the Value-Involvement of Comparative Education Research'. Comparative Education Review, Vol.28, No.10, pp.27-31.
  15. Liu,J., Sheng,Z. (2005). ''Globalization of Education: Government, Market and Society': Review of the 2nd World-wide Forum for Comparative Education'. Comparative Education Review, Vol.27,No.12,pp.87-90.
  16. Sheng,Z. (2005). 'On the Resource-exchanging Mechanism of Parents’ Authority'. Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, Vol.4,No.6,pp.73-77.
  17. Sheng,Z. (2005). 'The Feasibility of Preschool Bilingual Education in Modern China'. Journal of Tianjin Normal University (Elementary Education Edition),Vol.6,No.1,pp.70-72.


  • Sheng, Z. (2011): Comparative Education Studies in 20th Century China. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
  • Sheng, Z. (Translator)(2016): Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America Public Schools (authored by Terry M. Moe, 2011), Guangxi Normal University Press.

Honors and Awards

  • The ‘Qing Lan Project’ Outstanding Young Teachers, Nanjing Normal University, 2014;
  • The 12th Philosophy & Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award, Jiangsu Province, 2012;
  • The 7th 'Five Projects' Award(Books), Nanjing Normal University, 2012;
  • The 43th Financial Support from 'China Postdoctoral Science Foundation', 2008;
  • The Joint-Universities Research Award on Education & Social Science & Medicine, Hong Kong and Mainland China, 2006-07;
  • Outstanding Doctoral Graduates (Academic Award) of the Year 2006-07, Beijing Normal University.