Introducing Writing Across the Curriculum into China

Feasibility and Adaptation

  • Dan Wu

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dan Wu
    Pages 1-9
  3. Dan Wu
    Pages 11-25
  4. Dan Wu
    Pages 27-46
  5. Dan Wu
    Pages 47-60
  6. Dan Wu
    Pages 107-119
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 121-137

About this book


Dr. Wu Dan’s Introducing Writing Across the Curriculum into China is an important and provocative research study that is broadly international in scope.

Of particular significance for education in China, this book provides a historical analysis of writing instruction in China and an original application of activity theory used to analyze problems and possibilities for Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) in higher education. Through an examination of important aspects of WAC as it has developed in the United States, Dr. Wu Dan brings together various perspectives in support of developing and sustaining WAC programs in China and by analogy throughout the world.

Her work opens new avenues for research in writing and for the teaching of courses throughout the curriculum using a writing-in-the-disciplines approach. A major contribution to international WAC scholarship, Introducing Writing Across the Curriculum into China will be invaluable to English faculty and to all readers interested in educational innovations in China.


Chinese higher education WAC/writing across the curriculum activity theory adaptation feasibility

Authors and affiliations

  • Dan Wu
    • 1
  1. 1., Humboldt CollegeXi'an International Studies UniversityXi'anChina, People's Republic

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