Item description for In Search of an Identity: The Politics of History As a School Subject in Hong Kong, 1960s2005 (Comparative Educaton Research Centre) by Edward Vickers...
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
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2007
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 962809338X ISBN13 9789628093380
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More About Edward Vickers
Edward Vickers was born in 1971 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Institute of Education, University of London, UK Kyushu University, Ja.