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The Tao of Life Stories

Chinese Language, Poetry, and Culture in Education


Xin Li

The Tao of Life Stories explores curriculum as lifelong learning through Chinese women immigrants’ cross-cultural experiences. In answer to Walt Whitman’s call for strangers to speak, this book creates an extraordinary voice through its stories, poetry, and artistry. The multicultural and global context of the new millennium challenges teachers to better our understanding of differences at personal, professional, and conceptual levels. Do we all, teachers and students alike, bring unique experiences to our classrooms? How do we acknowledge and learn from our experiences across cultural borders? Philosophically, practically, vicariously, and artistically, this book promises to engage the reader in a postmodern cross-cultural and global education.