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Wing On Lee & Ho Chi-hang

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 11: Citizenship Education in China: Changing Concepts, Approaches and Policies in the Changing Political, Economic and Social Context

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Citizenship Education in China: Changing Concepts, Approaches and Policies in the Changing Political, Economic and Social Context
Citizenship education in china: Changing concepts, approaches and policies in the changing political, economic and social context
Wing OnLee and HoChi-hang
Introduction

In China, the notion ‘citizenship’ has been seen as a western construct, perceived by the government as that as such term is imported into China, it is equivalent to opening up the country to being susceptible of western influences an important concept that has seen to be such an integral part of the Chinese tradition as well as an integral part of social cohesion in modern China. The government even feels a need to protect the locally developed terms and ideas, as well as ideologies that would all affect ...

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