Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas

  • Mark Shiu Kee Shum
  • Lu De Zhang

Part of the Studies in Writing book series (STUW, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Mark Shiu Kee Shum, Lu De Zhang
    Pages 1-6
  3. Li Zhao, Yong Ji Xu, Xia Zhu
    Pages 65-86
  4. Shek Kam Tse, Elizabeth Ka Yee Loh, Wai Ming Cheung, Che Ying Kwan
    Pages 171-197
  5. Albert Tai Yuen Wong
    Pages 215-232
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-275

About this book


One of the most civilized nations in history, China has a long-standing writing tradition and many Chinese texts have become world treasures. However, the way the Chinese teach writing in various countries in contemporary times is little known to the outside world, especially in Western countries. Undoubtedly, the Chinese have had an established traditional method of writing instruction. However, recent social and political developments have created the perception amongst both practitioners and researchers of a need for change. Whilst certain socio-political changes, both in Mainland China and in the territories, acted as agents for reform of the teaching of composition, the shape these reforms are taking has been due to many different influences, coming both from inside the countries themselves and from foreign sources. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have each developed their own approach to the teaching of composition. Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas aims to provide an accurate picture of the diverse composition teaching contexts and approaches in these four regions and countries. This is the first book that systematically introduces recent developments in teaching composition in Chinese-speaking areas. It outlines current theories and paradigms originating both in the West and in China and Chinese-speaking territories and the way in which these have been adapted to suit the various cultural contexts and learning environments. The overview is of relevance not only to the East, but throughout the world.


ESL English Writing in English primary school second language

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Shiu Kee Shum
    • 1
  • Lu De Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Ocean University of ChinaChina

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