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Chinese Views of Childhood (review)

Chinese Views of Childhood (review) 454 China Review International: Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1997 Anne Behnken Kinney, editor. Chinese Views of Childhood. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1995. xiii, 352 pp. Hardcover $40.00, isbn 08248-1681-1. It was in 1974, when I was working on my Ph.D. thesis on Sung education. Phillipe Ariès was over in New Haven to give a talk. Since I had read his book on childhood, I naturally wanted to see him. Although the lecture was on the nineteenth-century concept of public space, the great master was inspiring all the same, and he left an impression that has stayed with me ever since. My interest in studying the idea of childhood in Chinese history finally became a reality when Joseph Needham recommended to me a University of Salzburg symposium on "Kultur." I interpreted this term as somewhat similar to Bildung, and decided to write an article on Sung children's education. The article was published in Berlin in 1984 and became the first English article ever published on the subject.1 It is therefore a great satisfaction to see that the study of the idea of childhood in China has finally come full circle, and we are able to go beyond http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Chinese Views of Childhood (review)

China Review International , Volume 4 (2) – Mar 30, 1997

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454 China Review International: Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1997 Anne Behnken Kinney, editor. Chinese Views of Childhood. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1995. xiii, 352 pp. Hardcover $40.00, isbn 08248-1681-1. It was in 1974, when I was working on my Ph.D. thesis on Sung education. Phillipe Ariès was over in New Haven to give a talk. Since I had read his book on childhood, I naturally wanted to see him. Although the lecture was on the nineteenth-century concept of public space, the great master was inspiring all the same, and he left an impression that has stayed with me ever since. My interest in studying the idea of childhood in Chinese history finally became a reality when Joseph Needham recommended to me a University of Salzburg symposium on "Kultur." I interpreted this term as somewhat similar to Bildung, and decided to write an article on Sung children's education. The article was published in Berlin in 1984 and became the first English article ever published on the subject.1 It is therefore a great satisfaction to see that the study of the idea of childhood in China has finally come full circle, and we are able to go beyond

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Published: Mar 30, 1997

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