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Creative Arts in Education and Culture

Perspectives from Greater China

  • Samuel Leong
  • Bo Wah Leung
  • Focuses on education in the creative arts in the emerging Greater China region (including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macao and Taiwan)

  • Provides insights into current developments that affect the future of the contemporary creative arts and education in Greater China

  • Addresses key issues pertaining to local cultures, Confucian traditions and arts education in Greater China?


Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview

  3. The Arts and Culture in Education

  4. Issues of Cultural Transmission and Transformation

About this book


This book offers insights into the exciting dynamics permeating creative arts education in the Greater China region, focusing on the challenges of forging a future that would not reject, but be enriched by its Confucian and colonial past. Today’s ‘Greater China’ – comprising China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – has grown into a vibrant and rapidly transforming region characterized by rich historical legacies, enormous dynamism and exciting cultural metamorphosis. Concomitant with the economic rise of China and widespread calls for more ‘creative’ and ‘liberal’ education, the educational and cultural sectors in the region have witnessed significant reforms in recent years. Other factors that will influence the future of arts education are the emergence of a ‘new’ awareness of Chinese cultural values and the uniqueness of being Chinese.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Leong
    • 1
  • Bo Wah Leung
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Cultural and Creative ArtsThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.Dept. of Culture and Creative ArtsThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Creative Arts in Education and Culture
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives from Greater China
  • Editors Samuel Leong
    Bo Wah Leung
  • Series Title Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Landscapes: Arts, Aesthetics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7728-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0656-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7729-3
  • Series ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-0069
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 313 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Curriculum Studies
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This volume is much more than an introduction to another culture; one gains an understanding of an emerging educational system in music and visual arts through the eyes of teachers. … Each chapter has sufficient depth that the novice reader can understand the policies and pressures which have an impact on curricula in each country.” (Richard Colwell, British Journal of Music Education (BJME), Vol. 32 (3), November, 2015)

“This book offers, a range of topics related to music, complete and well researched information for teachers, students and anyone interested in music. … There is a clarity of thought and ideas throughout all the chapters in this book, and they certainly afford well researched, first-hand information to anyone wanting to know about traditional and contemporary music in Greater China.” (Sujatha Gomathinayagam, He Kupu, Vol. 3 (4), 2014)