Citizenship education in China: Preparing citizens for the "Chinese century"

Kerry John KENNEDY (Editor), Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER (Editor), Zhenzhou ZHAO (Editor)

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There is a flourishing literature on citizenship education in China that is mostly unknown in the West. Liberal political theorists often assume that only in democracy should citizens be prepared for their future responsibilities, yet citizenship education in China has undergone a number of transformations as the political system has sought to cope with market reforms, globalization and pressures both externally and within the country for broader political reforms. Over the past decade, Chinese scholars have been struggling for official recognition of citizenship education as a key component of the school curriculum in these changing contexts. This book analyzes the citizenship education issues under discussion within China, and aims to provide a voice for its scholars at a time when China’s international role is becoming increasingly important. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)9780203797129, 9781136022081
ISBN (Print)9780415502726
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Kennedy, K. J., Fairbrother, G. P., & Zhao, Z. (Eds.). (2014). Citizenship education in China: Preparing citizens for the "Chinese century". New York: Routledge.


  • Citizenship -- Study and teaching -- China
  • Civics -- Study and teaching -- China


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