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Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Global Age

Politics, Policies, and Practices in China

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Wing-Wah Law, Lynne M. Webb and Kevin B. Wright

This book examines issues of citizenship, citizenship education, and social change in China, exploring the complexity of interactions among global forces, the nation-state, local governments, schools, and individuals – including students – in selecting and identifying with elements of citizenship and citizenship education in a multileveled polity. It also provides a clear, detailed guide to studies on China, discussing the country’s responses to global challenges and social transitions for over a century – from its military defeats by foreign powers in the 1840s to its rise as a world power in the early 21st century – on its path toward reviving the nation and making a modern Chinese citizenry. Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Global Age is accessible to readers in the fields of sociology, globalization, citizenship studies, comparative education, and China’s development.
Wing-Wah Law is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has written articles on citizenship, citizenship education, and social change that have been published in such international journals as Cambridge Journal of Education, Comparative Education Review, International Journal of Educational Development, and Teachers College Record.