This book breaks the stereotype that links Chinese philosophy solely to Confucianism, instead providing a kaleidoscopic view of Chinese philosophy of education. The contributors explore a variety of issues, including the journey of modernisation (or Westernisation) of China's education between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries; Chinese identity and the concept of race in education and history; contemporary interpretations of Confucian pedagogy in relation to twenty-first-century skills; the life story of a teacher in modern China as embodying the spirit of a Confucian pedagogue; the ecological self in education; an original interpretation of postmodern-Daoist symbolism; and the role of translation in producing and transmitting knowledge across cultural and linguistic boundaries.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory.
Ruyu Hung is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the National Chiayi University, Taiwan. She is the author of Learning Nature (2010), and Education between Speech and Writing: Crossing the Boundaries of Dao and Deconstruction (2017), as well as many philosophical and educational articles.
Introduction: Kaleidoscopic View of Chinese Philosophy of Education Ruyu Hung
1. Eastward Expansion of Western Learning: A study of Westernisation of China's modern education by Chinese government overseas-study scholarships Ren-Jie Vincent Lin
2. Learning from the Barbarians? Reflections on Chinese Identity and 'Race' in the Educational Context Hektor K.T. Yan
3. Confucius: Philosopher of twenty-first century skills Leonard Tan
4. Problem-Centered Design and Personal Teaching Style: An exploratory study of Youguang Tu's course on philosophy of education Hongde Lei
5. Towards Self-Realisation: Exploring the ecological self for education Chia-Ling Wang
6. Contextualising Postmodernity in Daoist Symbolism: Toward a mindful education embracing eastern wisdom Rob Blom and Chunlei Lu
7. Translation, the Knowledge Economy, and Crossing Boundaries in Contemporary Education Yun-shiuan (Viola) Chen