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Education and Society in China


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China’s economic rise has been breathtaking and unprecedented. Yet educational opportunities remain highly unequal. China has the essential ingredients to build a great system of education, but educational governance needs an overhaul if China is to realize its goal of dramatically boosting its technological output to world-class levels. As more work by established Chinese and overseas scholars becomes accessible in English to the larger global community, myths will be removed and replaced by more accurate and sophisticated analyses of China’s fascinatingly complex educational transformation. This series will provide highly analytical examinations of key issues in China’s education system.

 

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Multiculturalism, Chinese Identity, and Education Who Are We?

Multiculturalism, Chinese Identity, and Education: Who Are We?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jason Cong Lin
November 02, 2022

In Chinese societies, Chinese identity is an important yet controversial topic. This book examines official understandings of Chinese identity in Mainland China and Hong Kong, exploring how the latest governments of Mainland China and Hong Kong conceptualize Chinese identity; how ...

Education for Economic and Social Transformation in Rural China Voices from the Field

Education for Economic and Social Transformation in Rural China: Voices from the Field

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Xu Liu, Steven Cowan
November 01, 2022

Liu and Cowan offer a unique in-depth study of educational development and social transformation in rural China. It foregrounds identifiable settings and personalities, engaging readers with the voices and experiences of people who are involved with the education system. This book explores the ...

Choosing Chinese Universities A Negotiated Choice for Hong Kong Students

Choosing Chinese Universities: A Negotiated Choice for Hong Kong Students

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alice Y.C. Te
October 07, 2022

This book unpacks the complex dynamics of Hong Kong students’ choice in pursuing undergraduate education at the universities of Mainland China. Drawing on an empirical study based on interviews with 51 students, this book investigates how macro political/economic factors, institutional influences, ...

Rural Education in China’s Social Transition

Rural Education in China’s Social Transition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Peggy A. Kong, Emily Hannum, Gerard A. Postiglione
August 01, 2022

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the People's Republic of China experienced dramatic growth and expansion that altered the educational environment of children. Rapid economic development increased prosperity and educational opportunities for children expanded in a ...

Preferential Education Policies in Multi-ethnic China National Rhetoric, Local Realities

Preferential Education Policies in Multi-ethnic China: National Rhetoric, Local Realities

1st Edition

By Naomi C.F. Yamada
May 06, 2022

Preferential Education Policies in Multi-ethnic China: National Rhetoric, Local Realities explores the cultural logic of China’s preferential policy measures. Similar in premise but different in practice and philosophy to American affirmative action, the preferential policies evoke controversy on ...

Intergenerational Income Mobility in China Implications for Education Policy and Practice

Intergenerational Income Mobility in China: Implications for Education Policy and Practice

1st Edition

By Yuna Hou
November 19, 2021

Intergenerational income mobility is of great societal importance due to its relevance to equal socio-economic opportunity and future economic efficiency. In her book Dr Hou explores the potential role of education policy in reducing intergenerational transmission of poverty and promoting ...

Building Cross-border Joint Universities in China A Study of Organizational Dilemma

Building Cross-border Joint Universities in China: A Study of Organizational Dilemma

1st Edition

By Yunyun Qin
July 14, 2021

This book examines the interactions and dynamics between one cross-border joint-university and its social environment in the process of institutional transplantation and organizational adaptation. This study specifically demonstrates the interplays between the joint-university and its key players, ...

Critical Pedagogy in Hong Kong Classroom Stories of Struggle and Hope

Critical Pedagogy in Hong Kong: Classroom Stories of Struggle and Hope

1st Edition

By Carlos Soto
September 11, 2019

This book chronicles the author’s application of critical pedagogy in Hong Kong secondary schools serving students from working-class families of South Asian heritage, so-called ‘ethnic minorities’ in the local context. Soto used concepts such as banking pedagogy, generative themes, liberatory ...

Social Changes and Yuwen Education in Post-Mao China Control, Conformity and Contradiction

Social Changes and Yuwen Education in Post-Mao China: Control, Conformity and Contradiction

1st Edition

By Min Tao
May 14, 2019

Inspired by the author’s observations of the language curriculum as a practising teacher for the past 20 years, this book addresses how the high school Chinese language and literacy (Yuwen) curriculum in China was controlled and directed in the post-Mao era. Examining the social and political ...

Public Education Reform and Network Governance Lessons From Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Schools

Public Education Reform and Network Governance: Lessons From Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Schools

1st Edition

By Philip Wing Keung Chan
February 28, 2019

This book is located in the field of education governance and sits amidst debates on public school reform in China. It examines how a top-down policy approach has been implemented from central government right down to the district level within the public education system in China. It shows the way ...

Student Learning and Development in Chinese Higher Education College students' experience in China

Student Learning and Development in Chinese Higher Education: College students' experience in China

1st Edition

By Yuhao Cen
August 08, 2016

This book provides an essential source for higher education teachers and student affair professionals in China and around the globe, who seek to deepen their understanding of Chinese undergraduate students they work with so as to promote their learning and development. Drawn from interview data ...

Family Strategies, Guanxi, and School Success in Rural China

Family Strategies, Guanxi, and School Success in Rural China

1st Edition

By Ailei Xie
April 22, 2016

Research in school success in contemporary China has argued that market reforms have reproduced the advantages for children from the cadre and the professional families while simultaneously creating new opportunities for children of the new arising economic elites. However, it has performed less ...

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