Schooling and society in late Qing China
In the years 1901-1905 a school system modelled on those of Japan and Europe was introduced in China, after much debate, by a government anxious to use education to strengthen the country internally against the foreign threat. Contradictions unforeseen by its sponsors arose between the new system and the society to which it was introduced. Deep-rooted indigenous educational institutions, especially the sishu or traditional private school, showed surprising powers of resilience. The new...[Show more]
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