1st Edition

History Education and National Identity in East Asia

Edited By Edward Vickers Copyright 2005
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    358 Pages
    by Routledge

    Visions of the past are crucual to the way that any community imagines itself and constructs its identity. This edited volume contains the first significant studies of the politics of history education in East Asian societies.

    1. History, Politics and Identity in East Asia: An Overview by Edward Vickers2. Nationalism and the State in East Asian Historiography by Edward Vickers and Alisa Jones3. History Curriculum Development in The People's Republic of China by Alisa Jones4. National Identity and the History Curriculum in Taiwan by Liu Mei-hui and Hung Li-Ching5. Politics, Identity and the History Curriculum in Hong Kong by Edward Vickers and Flora Kan6. The History Text: Framing Ethno-Cultural and Civic Nationalism in the Divided Koreas by Chris Wilson and Danton Ford7. History Curriculum Development and Political Change in Singapore by S. Gopinathan and Goh Chor Boon8. History Education and Politicsl Controversy in Post-war Japan by Nozaki Yoshiko9. How Japanese Schools Teach History: A Comparison with England by Peter Cave10. History Curriculum Development in East Asia: Problems, Tensions and Issues by Edward Vickers and Alisa Jones


    Edward Vickers is Lecturer in Comparative Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong, and currently resides in Beijing. He has writted articles on the politics of history education in Hong Kong for Compartative Education and The Oxford Review of Education .