China’s Education, Curriculum Knowledge and Cultural Inscriptions

Dancing with The Wind
by Weili Zhao
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Cultural Studies in Knowledge, Curriculum, and Education

Publication Date: July 12, 2018

ISBN: 9781351848114

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With a focus on the role of discourse and language in education, this book examines China’s educational reform from an original perspective that avoids mapping on Westernized educational sensibilities to a Chinese environment. Zhao untangles the tradition-modernity division expressed in China’s educational language about the body and teacher-student difference. Exploring the historical and cultural implications of the ways China’s schooling is talked about and acted upon, Zhao argues that Chinese notion "wind" (feng) is a defining aspect of Chinese teaching and learning. Incorporating Western and Chinese literature, this book explores the language of education, curriculum, and knowledge on a cross-cultural landscape and as cultural inscriptions.