Culture, Music Education, And The Chinese Dream In Mainland China by Wai-chung HoCulture, Music Education, And The Chinese Dream In Mainland China by Wai-chung Ho

Culture, Music Education, And The Chinese Dream In Mainland China

byWai-chung Ho

Hardcover | January 31, 2018

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This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating the Chinese dream into school education and higher education, there has been no scholarly discussion to date. The combination of cultural politics, transformed authority relations, and officially approved songs can provide us with an understanding of the official content on the Chinese dream that is conveyed in today's Chinese society, and how these factors have influenced the renewal of values-based education and practices in school music education in China.

Dr. Ho Wai-Chung is a frequent contributor to leading international research journals in the fields of education, music education, and cultural studies, and has been published in such top-ranked journals as Comparative Education, Popular Music & Society, Social History, British Journal of Music Education, International Journal of Music...
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Title:Culture, Music Education, And The Chinese Dream In Mainland ChinaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:January 31, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811075328

ISBN - 13:9789811075322

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Dream, Culture, Politics of Memory, and Power in Education.- Chapter 2. Exhibiting the Past: The Politics of Nationalism, Historical Memory, and Memory Practices in China's Culture and Education.- Chapter 3: Power, Public Diplomacy, and Cultural Diplomacy in China's Education: From Soft power to the Chinese Dream.- Chapter 4. Propaganda Songs in Music Education: Between Chinese Nationalism and Chinese Socialism.- Chapter 5. The Confucian Value of Harmony in Music Education in Relation to Songs.- Chapter 6. The Rise of Individualistic Values, Social Change, Popular Culture, and Depoliticization: Challenges to Music Education in Relation to Songs.- Chapter 7. Critical Perspectives on Values Education in China's School Music Education in a Changing Society: A Study of Beijing in the Global Age.- Chapter 8. Conclusion and Implications: Values and Practices in Achieving the Chinese Dream in School Music Education.

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"Ambitious in scope, the book explores the socio-historical and political complexities underpinning music education in mainland China. Based upon an impressive mix of scholarly literature, official documents, text books and interviews with music teachers in Beijing, it represents a major contribution to the field of international and comparative research in music education." (Dr. Gordon Cox,  Co-Editor (with Robin Stevens), The Origins and Foundations of Music Education: International Perspectives, London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2017) "It is rare to come across research and scholarship in music education with so wide a vision and so acute a political sensibility as this book. Wai-Chung Ho, already internationally renowned as an expert on Chinese music education, has excelled herself in this masterful analysis. The book will be of interest not only to specialists in the field of Chinese music education itself, but to anyone concerned about relationships between music, society, policy and education across a range of contexts." (Professor Lucy Green, Emerita Professor of Music Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College of London, UK) "Understanding of the relationship between the Chinese Dream, soft power and the deployment of culture, in particular music, in community and school music education in China to reconstruct China as a nation is of the utmost importance at this time." (Professor Ruth Wright, Music Education, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University Canada, Canada)