What does it mean for a society to be ‘modern’? What beliefs, habits and behaviour does a modern state require of its citizens? How can these be fostered? In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture
In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative...
To Be Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge
The Politics of History Teaching in Hong Kong, 1960s-2000
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge
This book offers a fresh and comparative approach in questioning what education is being used for and what the effects of the politicisation of education are on Asian societies in the era of globalisation. Education has been used as a political tool throughout the ages and across the whole world to...
Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge
Visions of the past are crucual to the way that any community imagines itself and constructs its identity. This edited volume contains the first significant studies of the politics of history education in East Asian societies....
Published June 4th 2005 by Routledge