Educating the Chinese Individual : Life in a Rural Boarding School, Paperback / softback Book

Educating the Chinese Individual : Life in a Rural Boarding School Paperback / softback



In twenty-first-century China, socialist educational traditions have given way to practices that increasingly emphasize the individual.

This volume investigates that trend, drawing on Hansen's fieldwork in a rural high school in Zhejiang where students, teachers, and officials of different generations, genders, and social backgrounds form what is essentially a miniature version of Chinese society.

Hansen paints a complex picture of the emerging "neosocialist" educational system and shows how individualization of students both challenges and reinforces state control of society.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780295994093



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