China's English: A history of English in Chinese education

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This book traces the history of English education in the People's Republic of China from 1949 to the present day. It uses the junior secondary school curriculum as the means to examine how English curriculum developers and textbook writers have confronted the shifting ambiguities and dilemmas over five distinct historical periods. Copyright © 2004 by the Hong Kong University Press, HKU. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9789882200647
ISBN (Print)9622096638, 9789622096639
Publication statusPublished - 2004


Adamson, B. (2004). China's English: A history of English in Chinese education. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.


  • English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- China
  • Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- China
  • Education -- China -- History

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