Hello Tracy_0224-ga, and thank you for a challenging question.
There is not a great deal of readily available information on the
internet on the educational history in Shanghai, and much of the
information that is available does not exist in the .ORG or .GOV
I have provided the major links, below, along with some brief excerpts
from the sites.
Please Note: If I have misunderstood you question in any way, or if
you would like additional information or elaboration on what I have
provided, please let me know by posting a Request for Clarification
and I will be happy to assist you further.
ON THE .ORG DOMAINS, I LOCATED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Implementing Tuition and Student Loans in China
Sun Ping Shen and Chen San Wei
During the period from 1949 to 1966 and from 1979 to 1983, Chinese
higher education system offered free tuition, free room and board, and
no fees. In 1989, based on the recommendations among government and
higher education officials, a pay-for-education system was carried out
on a trial basis. As the tuition income increased, higher education
institutions' financial autonomy improved as well as the students'
learning responsibilities and consciousness.
With the great change of Shanghai's social and economic conditions and
the increasing frequent contacts with the international society,
Shanghai's education administrators put forward a proposal about
student loan. The Pudong Developing Bank and Shanghai's Municipal
Education Committee carried out the Shanghai Student Loan Project, the
first student loan program in both China's bank history and education
history and evoked nation repercussions.
Shanghai American School has a long history in Chinas largest
metropolis. It has proudly maintained a tradition of quality education
throughout the years.
Reform of Higher Education Financial System and Student Loan in
Mr. Chen Sanwei
Director, Department of Finance
Shanghai Municipal Education Commission
The Shanghai Experience and History
ON THE .GOV DOMAINS, THERE IS VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC.
THIS IS NOT SURPRISING, SINCE .GOV IS USED PRIMARILY BY THE GOVERNMENT
OF THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN INFORMATION FROM
GOVERNMENT SITES IN OTHER COUNTRIES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW THROUGH A
REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION.
China, Shanghai: Shanghai American School
Graduate Education Reforms and International Mobility of Scientists
and Engineers in China
Many local governments in China also have established special policies
to attract overseas Chinese students. In Shanghai alone, according to
a recent report, 16,000 students have returned as of August 1998. In
addition, several thousand overseas Chinese scholars have arranged
business visits with the municipal government, and 557 have registered
and opened businesses.