1st Edition

Asian Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development

Edited By Liz Jackson Copyright 2020
    112 Pages
    by Routledge

    112 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book critically considers what various Asian philosophies can contribute to a more substantive discourse on sustainability education and educational philosophy.

    The contributors examine how ‘east’ and ‘west’ interact in educational philosophy and practice in Asian contexts. As a collection, they provide a broad view of Asian sustainability thinking that is not dominated by Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, and post-colonialism, but rather which regards these themes—and other frameworks for sustainable education—as dynamic aspects of Asian contexts, both historically and today. As such, the book invites readers to consider the challenges and opportunities for theorising of sustainability in the philosophy of education, while also critically engaging with the way in which ‘Asia’ and ‘east’ are typically understood.

    Of interest to those researchers in Asian conceptions of sustainability, this book highlights a series of potential insights in relation to the often-foregrounded perspectives of Global North and western-based frameworks.

    The chapters were originally published in Educational Philosophy and Theory.

    Introduction: ‘Asian’ Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development

    Liz Jackson

    1. Ethnic Tourism and the Big Song: Public Pedagogies and the Ambiguity of Environmental Discourse in Southwest China

    Jinting Wu

    2. Vernadsky meets Yulgok: A non-Western dialog on sustainability

    Tamara Savelyeva

    3. Rethinking the Concept of Sustainability: Hiroshima as a subject of peace education

    Kanako Ide

    4. Educating the Heart and the Mind: Conceptualizing inclusive pedagogy for sustainable development

    Mousumi Mukherjee

    5. No-Self, Natural Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development

    Chia-Ling Wang

    6. Harmonizing ecological sustainability and higher education development: Wisdom from Chinese ancient education philosophy

    Xiaoxia Chen


    Liz Jackson is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. She is also the President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. She is the author of Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism (2014) and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education (2019). She is currently working on a third book entitled Against Virtue: The Politics of Educating Emotions.