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Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship


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1. Introduction, Edward Vickers and Krishna Kumar Part I: Education for modern citizenship in Asia - historical perspectives 2. Education and Modernity in Rural India, Krishna Kumar 3. A Civilizing Mission with Chinese characteristics? Education, colonialism and Chinese state formation in comparative perspective, Edward Vickers Part II: Schooling, curriculum and textbooks in state projects of citizenship formation 4. Going Global? National versus post-national citizenship education in contemporary Chinese and Japanese social studies curricula, Caroline Rose 5. Making of a Reflective Citizen: India's new textbooks for Social and Political Life, Latika Gupta 6. Education, National Identity and State Formation in the Modern Philippines, Mark Maca and Paul Morris Part III: Religion, ethnicity and the construction of modern citizenship in the Islamic societies of Western and Central Asia 7. Constructing Modern Turkish citizens: from Ottoman times to the 21st century, Filiz Keser Aschenberger 8. The making of the Pakistani Citizen: Civic Education and State Nationalism in Pakistan, Rubina Saigol Part IV: Beyond the school gates - extra-curricular vehicles for citizenship formation 9. Constructing Civic Identity in Shanghai's Museums: heritage, ideology and local distinctiveness, Jiang Lei and Edward Vickers 10. Education for Active Citizenship: youth organisations and alternative forms of citizenship education in Hong Kong and Singapore, Christine Han Part V: Civic attitudes of young Asians 11. Citizenship, Participation and Elite Students in Singapore, Jasmine Sim 12. Education, Youth and Civic Attitudes in Post-Socialist Mongolia, Myagmarsuren Damdin and Edward Vickers 13. Identifying with a 'Rising China': overseas Chinese student nationalism, Rowena He

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Edward Vickers is Associate Professor of Comparative Education at Kyushu University, Japan. Krishna Kumar is Professor at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi, India.


"It has to be said that this is an inspirational book, which will stimulate further questions and debates. (...) With similar or different questions in mind, academics working in the wider fields of education, political science, and sociology will find the book helpful because of its strong historical and theoretical discussions." - Ke Lin, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

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