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Education & Language | Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in China

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in China

Series: Multilingual Education, Vol. 2

Leung, Cynthia, Ruan, Jiening (Eds.)

2012, XIV, 222 p.

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  • Offers the most comprehensive treatment of the topic available Provides a complete overview of Chinese literacy education in China, from a historical review to the most up-to-date information on current practices and literature
  • Examines Chinese literacy teaching and learning from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives

This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on Chinese literacy, while the other volume is on English literacy. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the country has witnessed a dramatic increase in its literacy rate, but not without challenges. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in Chinese literacy education from ancient times to the modern day. Together, the essays address a wide array of topics, including early Chinese literacy development, children’s literature, foreign translated literature, and uses of information technology to teach Chinese. This authoritative text brings clarity and precision to the field and serves as a vital core resource for those who want to expand their understanding of Chinese literacy education. Its scope is unmatched even in academic literature in the Chinese language.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chinese Reading Curriculum Reform - Chinese youth literature - Early literacy education in China - Education in China - Historical perspectives on Chinese written language - ICT and Chinese Literacy Education - Youth literature in Chinese

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics

Table of contents 

Introduction, Cynthia B. Leung and Jiening Ruan .- 1. Historical Perspectives on Chinese Written Language and Literacy Education in China, Liqing Tao and Gaoyin Qian .- 2. Literacy in Ancient China: A Culturally and Socially Situated Role in Historical Times, Liqing Tao and Gaoyin Qian .- 3. Foreign Literature Education in China’s Secondary Schools from 1919 to 1949, Hongtao Liu and Jiening Ruan .- 4. Influences of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese Literacy Instruction, Cynthia B. Leung and YiPing Wang .- 5. Chinese Language Pedagogy and Human Dignity: The Special Rank Teacher in the Aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, Po Yuk Ko and Bob Adamson .- 6. Early Literacy Education in China: A Historical Overview, Nancy Pine and Zhenyou Yu .- 7. Chinese Youth Literature: A Historical Overview, Minjie Chen .- 8. Primary School Chinese Language and Literacy Curriculum Reforms in China After 1949, Jiening Ruan and Lijun Jin .- 9. High School Chinese Language and Literacy Curriculum Reforms, Jiening Ruan and Guomin Zheng .- 10. Chinese Lian Huan Hua and Literacy: Popular Culture Meets Youth Literature, Minjie Chen .- 11. Information and Communication Technologies for Literacy Education in China, Xun Ge, Jiening Ruan, and Xiaoshuai Lu .- 12. Family Literacy in China, Cynthia B. Leung and Yongmei Li

 

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