Date 2013-12-03
Time 13:00 - 14:00
Tel 29486632
Venue Club IEd, Room B3-P-06, Podium Floor, Block B3, HKIEd Tai Po Campus


The Launch of

Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century"

Co-editors: Kerry J. Kennedy, Gregory Fairbrother, Zhenzhou Zhao


Date: 3 December 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Club IEd (Room B3-P-06)

Podium Floor, Block B3

The Hong Kong Institute of Education

10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po


The Launch will be performed by Professor Gerard Postiglione, Chair of Sociology and Education Policy, and Director of the Wah Ching Center of Research on Education in China, the University of Hong Kong.


There is a flourishing literature on citizenship education in China that is mostly unknown in the West. Liberal political theorists often assume that only in democracy should citizens be prepared for their future responsibilities, yet citizenship education in China has undergone a number of transformations as the political system has sought to cope with market reforms, globalization and pressures both externally and within the country for broader political reforms. Over the past decade, Chinese scholars have been struggling for official recognition of citizenship education as a key component of the school curriculum in these changing contexts.


Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century" (published by Routledge in 2013) analyzes the citizenship education issues under discussion within China, and aims to provide a voice for its scholars at a time when China’s international role is becoming increasingly important. The editors Kerry Kenndey, Greg Fairbrother and Zhao Zhenzhou will share with you their insights gained and issues identified as they editing the volume.


Download electronic flyer here.



Ms Lo Email at  Tel.: 2948-6632


Light refreshments will be served for registered participants.

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