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This book includes English translations of a collection of articles selected from 中国教育: 研究与评论 (Zhongguo jiaoyu: yanjiu yu pinglun), edited by Ding Gang 丁钢 and published by Educational Science Publishing House, with financial support from Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Ding, Gang, 1953- editor.

Title: Selected essays on China’s education : research and review / edited by Gang Ding ; with an Introduction by Ruth Hayhoe.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019] | Includes index. | Translated from Chinese. | Summary: “Selected Essays on China’s Education: Research and Review (4 volumes) consists of 22 most influential theses on the history and tradition of Chinese Education. These essays, selected and translated from China’s Education: Research and Review, a serial publication in Chinese, reflect the progress of qualitative research on Chinese education both within and outside China. Volume 1 focuses on Written and Oral Narratives, including six articles; Volume 2 focuses on History and Current Reality, including five articles; Volume 3 focuses on Knowledge and Tradition, including six articles; and Volume 4 focuses on Gender and Education, including five articles. Aiming to promote academic dialogues on Chinese culture and education, these essays explore important educational and cultural issues in China with a transcultural perspective”—Provided by publisher.

Identifiers: LCCN 2019023084 (print) | LCCN 2019023085 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004409798 (hardback) | ISBN 9789004409804 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Education—China. | Education—Research—China.

Classification: LCC LA1131 .S45 2019 (print) | LCC LA1131 (ebook) | DDC 370.951—dc23

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