© 2014

Curriculum Studies in China

Intellectual Histories, Present Circumstances

  • Editors
  • William F. Pinar

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. William F. Pinar
      Pages 1-25
  3. The Essays

  4. The Exchanges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. William F. Pinar
      Pages 157-174
    3. William F. Pinar
      Pages 175-197
    4. William F. Pinar
      Pages 199-219
  5. Curriculum Studies in China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. William F. Pinar
      Pages 223-246
  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. William F. Pinar
      Pages 249-250
    3. William F. Pinar
      Pages 251-255

About this book


Scholars from three continents collaborate to create a truly global understanding of curriculum in the world's most populous country. This book discusses major topics in curriculum studies in China and shows how Chinese scholars understand their field's history, circumstances, and place in a globalized world.


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About the authors

Hua Zhang, Hangzhou Normal University, China Yuting Chen, Tiajin Academy of Educational Sciences, China Lixing Cong, Beijing Normal University, China Changyun Kang, Beijing Normal University, China Yunpeng Ma, Northeast Normal University, China Wenjun Zhang, Zhejiang University, China Huixia Zhou, Baotou Teachers' College, China Jian Liu, National Center for School Curriculum, China

Bibliographic information


"Curriculum studies in China presents a panoramic view of curriculum change in modern Chinese universities. Pinar's book elaborates fully on the issues concerning educators today. This book is unique and worth reading for researchers, graduate students, and policy makers to understand how China's social change is linked with curriculum reform, and its impact on Chinese education." - Wanhua Ma, Professor of Education, and Director, Center of International Higher Education, Peking University, China

"Curriculum Studies in China is an outstanding example deconstructing the recent curriculum reforms as well as the history of curriculum studies. The book presents how curriculum studies in China is dealing with both tradition Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and a "secularized" insertion into a globalized economy. It vividly demonstrates how curriculum studies in China is welcoming difference in order to enhance their distinctiveness." - Elizabeth Macedo, Professor of Curriculum and Associate Provost at State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies