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Hong Kong, Education and National Identity

For the purpose of this entry, identity is defined as an understanding of who we are, what we are about, and where we are going or what we are seeking in life. Culture can be defined as a way of living that comprises our values, morals, habits, attitudes, and tradition in society. Identity and culture are complex and interrelated constructs that are evolving and in a state of transition. This entry examines identity, culture, and education in the context of Hong Kong, highlighting major and selected historical, economic, and political events and issues, including British Colonial Hong Kong, the return to the People's Republic of China, and the “One Country, Two Systems” policy. Hong Kong's educational system and reforms, such as language policy, whole-person development, ...

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