Over the past decades China has experienced unprecedented economic liberalization, industrialization, mass migration, urbanization, and privatization, which have contributed to the rise of China as an emerging economic superpower. At the same time, China is also facing unprecedented challenges, including rising unemployment, socio-economic disparity, corruption, and environment degradation.
Spotlight on China aims to bring together international scholars with contributions from new and established scholars to explore the profound social and economic transformation that has resulted from the market economy and its concomitant impact on education and society in China. The series includes authored and edited collections offering multidisciplinary perspectives and most contemporary and comprehensive analyses of recent social and educational changes in China.
Shibao Guo is an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests include comparative and international education, citizenship and immigration, Chinese immigrants in Canada, multicultural and anti-racist education, and adult and lifelong education. Currently he serves as president of Canadian Ethnic Studies Association and co-editor of
Canadian Ethnic Studies.
Yan Guo is an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her research interests include critical perspectives in teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL), TEAL in teacher education, immigrant parent knowledge, intercultural communication, language and identity, and language policy. Currently she serves on the editorial boards of
Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry and
Language and Communication Quarterly.
Series Editors: Shibao Guo,
University of Calgary, Canada Yan Guo,
University of Calgary, Canada
Contact information: Shibao Guo, PhD
Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
T2N 1N4 Canada
International Advisory Board: Yanjie Bian,
University of Minnesota, USA Qing Gu,
University of Nottingham, UK Ruth Hayhoe,
OISE/University of Toronto, Canada Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce,
Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia Baocun Liu,
Beijing Normal University, China Allan Luke,
Queensland University of Technology, Australia Gerard A. Postiglione,
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Barbara Schulte,
Lund University, Sweden Rui Yang,
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Qiang Zha,
York University, Canada Jijiao Zhang,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Li Zong,
University of Saskatchewan, Canada