Education, Culture, and Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Education, Culture, and Identity in Twentieth-Century China

by Glen Douglas Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472111515

ISBN-13: 9780472111510

Pub. Date: 05/25/2001

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Educational pursuits run like a rich thread through the fabric of China's turbulent twentieth century. From the founding of China's first modern school system in the late Qing dynasty through the republican era to the latest educational developments in the People's Republic of China, this book seeks to understand how developments in education contributed to, and

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Educational pursuits run like a rich thread through the fabric of China's turbulent twentieth century. From the founding of China's first modern school system in the late Qing dynasty through the republican era to the latest educational developments in the People's Republic of China, this book seeks to understand how developments in education contributed to, and were in turn influenced by, cultural patterns and the ongoing search for identity by individuals, collectivities, and states. Its sixteen contributors explore three themes that have enlivened China studies in recent years: sino-foreign interactions, state-society relations, and gender representation and identification.

Unlike most studies of modern Chinese education that focus exclusively on the post-1949 era, Education, Culture, and Identity in Twentieth-Century China represents a deliberate attempt to break through the 1949 barrier and embrace the entire century. Culture emerges in this study as a deeper level factor that underlay the development of education in each period and shaped certain recurrent patterns, while identity involves a search for individual and collective meaning that went on under different regimes.

The product of a genuinely multidisciplinary effort to promote cross-fertilization among an international team of scholars in a wide range of disciplines, Education, Culture, and Identity in Twentieth-Century China will interest students and scholars of modern China, comparative and international education, educational policy, and international relations. It will also appeal to policy makers and professionals associated with international organizations.

Glen Peterson is Associate Professor of History, University of British Columbia. Ruth Hayhoe is Director, Hong Kong Institute of Education. Yongling Lu is a graduate student in the History Department, Stanford University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472111510
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
05/25/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1Sino-Foreign Interactions in Education23
Searching for Individuality: Educational Pursuits in China and Russia31
Japan's Involvement with Higher Education in Manchuria: Some Historical Lessons from an Imposed Educational Corporation54
Christian Mission Schools and Japan's To-A Dobun Shoin: Comparisons and Legacies82
Mission Schools and Modernity: The Anglo-Chinese College, Fuzhou109
British Protestant Educational Activities and the Nationalization of Chinese Education in the 1920s137
Nationalization and Internationalization: Two Turning Points in China's Education in the Twentieth Century161
Pt. 2State and Society in Chinese Education187
The Status of Confucianism in Modern Chinese Education, 1901-49: A Curricular Study193
Peasant Education and the Reconstruction of Village Society217
Learning in Lijiazhuang: Education, Skills, and Careers in Twentieth-Century Rural China238
University Autonomy in Twentieth-Century China265
The Resurgence of Private Education in Post-Mao China: Problems and Prospects297
Pt. 3Gender Representation and Identification315
Active Citizen or Efficient Housewife? The Debate over Women's Education in Early-Twentieth-Century China318
Forging a New Role for Women: Zhili First Women's National School and the Growth of Women's Education in China, 1901-21348
Historical Memory, Community Service, Hope: Reclaiming the Social Purposes of Education for the Shanghai McTyeire School for Girls375
Ethnic Minority Girls on Chinese School Benches: Gender Perspectives on Minority Education403
The Women's Studies Movement in China in the 1980s and 1990s430
Glossary451
Bibliography461
List of Contributors481
Index483

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