The domestication of civic education policy initiated and adopted in postwar Hong Kong

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Generally speaking, after the Chinese Communist Party had gained political power, the colonial Hong Kong Government intended to resist the spread and influence of communism and to that end implemented Civic Education in Hong Kong. The present study disagrees with this simple description and analysis. The postwar Hong Kong was confronted with the complex Chinese civil war situation while the British maintained their colonial governance. Faced with the rising power of the Communist Party, the victory of the war and the outbreak of the Korean War, the entire geo-political transformation process influenced the administration and strategy of the Hong Kong Government. The question was that did Hong Kong conduct the Nationalist education as civic education before 1949 and under the cultural and educational influence of the Communist across the border? Hong Kong had to implement the embargo policy of the United Nations and the Cold War’s strategy between the capitalist world and the communist blocs. It was not necessary for Civic Education wholly revealing a responding problem but it can partly explain the real situation. Copyright © 2015 Scienceweb Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-74
JournalJournal of Educational Research and Reviews
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015



Chong, K. M. E., & Hung, C. F. S. (2015). The domestication of civic education policy initiated and adopted in postwar Hong Kong. Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 3(5), 62-74.


  • Citizenship
  • Geo-politics
  • Education