A School in Every Village: Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31 (Contemporary Chinese Studies Series)

A School in Every Village: Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31 (Contemporary Chinese Studies Series)

By: Elizabeth R. VanderVen (author)Hardback

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In the early 1900s, the Qing dynasty implemented a nationwide school system to buttress its power. Although the Communists, contemporary observers, and more recent scholarship have all depicted rural society as feudal and these educational reforms a failure, Elizabeth VanderVen draws on untapped archival materials to show that villagers and local officials capably integrated foreign ideas and models into a system that was at once traditional and modern, Chinese and Western. Her portrait of education reform both challenges received notions about the modernity-tradition binary in Chinese history, and addresses topics central to debates on modern China, including state making and the impact of global ideas on local society.

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Elizabeth R. VanderVen is an historian of modern and late imperial China. She was on the faculty of the History Department at Rutgers University, Camden.

Contents

Introduction 1 The Setting: Northeast China, Fengtian Province, and Haicheng County 2 Educational Transformation: Abolishing and Reforming the Sishu 3 Administering the New Educational System: Educational Promotion Bureaus 4 Funding the New Community Schools 5 Establishing Girls' Schools in Haicheng County 6 Old and New in the Village Community Schools Conclusion Notes Glossary of Chinese Terms and Place Names Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780774821766
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780774821766
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 0774821760

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