Hong Kong’s Chinese History Curriculum from 1945

Politics and Identity

Flora L. F. Kan

Hong Kong’s Chinese History Curriculum from 1945

Flora L. F. Kan

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

192 pages | 6.25 x 9.25
Paperback $23.00 ISBN: 9789622098374 Published January 2007 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
Hong Kong’s Chinese History Curriculum from 1945 Politics and Identity investigates the ways in which Chinese history has evolved as a subject in Hong Kong secondary schools since 1945, and the various social, political and economic factors that have shaped the curriculum, through an examination of a wide range of primary and secondary source materials and interviews. This book examines how the aims, content, teaching, learning and assessment of the Chinese history curriculum have evolved since 1945. It describes how Chinese history became an independent subject in secondary schools in Hong Kong despite the political sensitivity of the subject, how it consolidated its status during the colonial period, and how it has faced threats to its independence since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997. An important element of the book is its in-depth analysis of the major socio-political and socio-economic forces that have been involved in the development of Chinese history. This book will be of interest to all who are interested in history education and curriculum development, and readers who are concerned with history education.
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