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In Search of an Identity: The Politics of History As a School Subject in Hong Kong, 1960s–2005 (Comparative Educaton Research Centre) [Paperback]

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In most societies the school subject of History reflects and reinforces a sense of collective identity. However, in Hong Kong this has emphatically not been the case. Official and popular ambivalence towards 'the nation' in the shape of the People's Republic of China, and the sensitivity of Hong Kong's own political and cultural status, have meant that the question of local identity has until recently been largely sidestepped in school curricula and textbooks. In this ground- breaking study, Edward Vickers sets out to reexamine some of the myths concerning colonialism and schooling under the British, while showing how in postcolonial Hong Kong these myths have been deployed to legitimize a program of nationalistic re-education. In a new Afterword, he emphasises that it is Hong Kong's fundamentally undemocratic political context that has thwarted -- and continues to thwart -- efforts to make history education a vehicle for fostering a liberal, democratic sense of regional and national citizenship.



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Studio: University of Washington Press
Pages   334
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2007
Publisher   University of Washington Press
ISBN  962809338X  
ISBN13  9789628093380  


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