English as a Global Language in China

Deconstructing the Ideological Discourses of English in Language Education

  • Lin Pan

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 2)

About this book


This book offers insight into the spread and impact of English language education in China within China’s broader educational, social, economic and political changes. The author's critical perspective informs readers on the connections between language education and political ideologies in the context of globalizing China. The discussion of the implications concerning language education is of interest for current and future language policy makers, language educators and learners.

Including both diachronic and synchronic accounts or China’s language education policy, this volume highlights how China as a modern nation-state has been seeking a more central position globally, and the role that English education and the promotion of such education played in that effort in recent decades.   


Chinese foreign language education policies English as a Global language English language ideology Globalisation and English Language Teaching Globalization and English as a Foreign Language EFL Language education in China The influence of of English on Chinese people World linguistic systems cultural aspects of globalization language policy and education policy in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Lin Pan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10391-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10392-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6975
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