Hegemonies Compared

State Formation and Chinese School Politics in Postwar Singapore and Hong Kong

By Ting-Hong Wong

© 2002 – Routledge

290 pages

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About the Book

This book explores the impact of cultural identity, the internal configurations of the educational field, and the struggles both inside and outside the educational systems of post-World War II Singapore and Hong Kong. By comparing the school politics of these two nations, Wong generates a theory that illuminates connections between state formation, education, and hegemony in countries with dissimilar cultural makeups.


"Wong has been able to examine and critically analyze the fate of Chinese schools and their interactions with the government authorities in these two city-states. The summaries of the complicated historical case studies in Hong Kong and Singapore are concise and highly informative." -- History of Education Quarterly

About the Author

Ting-Hong Howng is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology of Education, Nan Hua University, Taiwan.

About the Series

Reference Books in International Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism