This book breaks the stereotype that links Chinese philosophy solely to Confucianism, instead providing a kaleidoscopic view of Chinese philosophy of education. The contributors explore a variety of issues, including the journey of modernisation (or Westernisation) of China’s education between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries; Chinese identity and the concept of race in education and history; contemporary interpretations of Confucian pedagogy in relation to twenty-first-century skills; the life story of a teacher in modern China as embodying the spirit of a Confucian pedagogue; the ecological self in education; an original interpretation of postmodern-Daoist symbolism; and the role of translation in producing and transmitting knowledge across cultural and linguistic boundaries.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory.
Introduction: Kaleidoscopic View of Chinese Philosophy of Education Ruyu Hung
1. Eastward Expansion of Western Learning: A study of Westernisation of China’s modern education by Chinese government overseas-study scholarships Ren-Jie Vincent Lin
2. Learning from the Barbarians? Reflections on Chinese Identity and ‘Race’ in the Educational Context Hektor K.T. Yan
3. Confucius: Philosopher of twenty-first century skills Leonard Tan
4. Problem-Centered Design and Personal Teaching Style: An exploratory study of Youguang Tu’s course on philosophy of education Hongde Lei
5. Towards Self-Realisation: Exploring the ecological self for education Chia-Ling Wang
6. Contextualising Postmodernity in Daoist Symbolism: Toward a mindful education embracing eastern wisdom Rob Blom and Chunlei Lu
7. Translation, the Knowledge Economy, and Crossing Boundaries in Contemporary Education Yun-shiuan (Viola) Chen