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Chinese Name : 趙振洲

Variants : Zhao, Z.

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship at the Education University of Hong Kong. I received a bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University and a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong.

I specialize in sociology of education, and my research focuses on citizenship studies in education. More specifically, I aim to analyze how education reforms in the Chinese socialist system accommodate individual citizens’ rising demands for cultural diversity, particularly in relation to ethnicity, gender and religiosity; and how changes in educational practice influence China’s social and political development. I have performed a series of studies on the impacts of globalization and marketization on the education provision for ethnic minority groups; and on the development of citizenship education in China over the past decade.

I am the author of China’s Mongols at University: Contesting Cultural Recognition (Lexington Press, 2010), and a co-editor of Understanding Citizenship Education in China: Multiple Perspectives (Routledge, 2014). I won some competitive research grants, such as Gu Mingyuan Education Research Grant (2007); and General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2015). Prior to joining the Education University of Hong Kong in 2008, I was Assistant Professor at Beijing Normal University. 

Research interests

Sociology of education; Citizenship; Gender; Diversity

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Scopus ID : 55788267600

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Research Outputs

Guest editorial: Citizenship and education in China: Contexts, perspectives, and understandings

CHIA, Y-T. & ZHAO, Z., 2020, In : Chinese Education and Society. 53, 1-2, p. 1-2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • Religious education in China: Religious diversity and citizenship building

    ZHAO, Z. & HUNZAI, N. A., Aug 2020, Religious education in Asia: Spiritual diversity in globalized times. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, C. K. J. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 12-27

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

  • The religious world in Chinese social studies textbooks

    ZHAO, Z., 2020, In : British Journal of Religious Education. 42, 2, p. 214-223

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • Being a herder in contemporary Mongolia: Nomadic identity and nationhood building at school

    GARDELLE, L. & ZHAO, Z., 2019, In : Asian Ethnicity. 20, 3, p. 364-385

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles