Education and Society in Post-Mao China by Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong (review)

Education and Society in Post-Mao China by Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong (review) Reviews 339 Xiao Yang Xiao Yang is a PhD candidate at Heidelberg University, Germany, focusing on the construction of Buddhist rock-cut monuments in southwestern China, 7th and 10th centuries. NOTES 1. Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” in Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, trans. Harry Zohn, ed. Hanah Arendt (New York: Schocken Books, 1968), pp. 217–251. 2. Janet Hoskins, “Agency, Biography and Objects,” in Handbook of Material Culture, ed. Chris Tilley et al. (London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2006), pp. 74–84. 3. Lothar Ledderose, Ten Thousand Things: Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000). Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong. Education and Society in Post-Mao China. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. xii, 396 pp. Hardcover £105.00, ISBN 978-0-415-59739-5. A recent habit for me as a junior researcher with an interest in Chinese education is starting reference reading from Vickers and Zeng’s monograph Education and Society in Post-Mao China, when I seek to gain “reasonably comprehensive,” “historically informed,” and “critical” overview (p. x), commentary and understanding of specific aspects of Chinese education in certain periods over the past four decades. This is neither exaggeration nor courtesy. As the authors state http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Education and Society in Post-Mao China by Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong (review)

China Review International, Volume 24 (4) – Dec 12, 2019

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Reviews 339 Xiao Yang Xiao Yang is a PhD candidate at Heidelberg University, Germany, focusing on the construction of Buddhist rock-cut monuments in southwestern China, 7th and 10th centuries. NOTES 1. Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” in Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, trans. Harry Zohn, ed. Hanah Arendt (New York: Schocken Books, 1968), pp. 217–251. 2. Janet Hoskins, “Agency, Biography and Objects,” in Handbook of Material Culture, ed. Chris Tilley et al. (London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2006), pp. 74–84. 3. Lothar Ledderose, Ten Thousand Things: Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000). Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong. Education and Society in Post-Mao China. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. xii, 396 pp. Hardcover £105.00, ISBN 978-0-415-59739-5. A recent habit for me as a junior researcher with an interest in Chinese education is starting reference reading from Vickers and Zeng’s monograph Education and Society in Post-Mao China, when I seek to gain “reasonably comprehensive,” “historically informed,” and “critical” overview (p. x), commentary and understanding of specific aspects of Chinese education in certain periods over the past four decades. This is neither exaggeration nor courtesy. As the authors state

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