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The construction and performance of citizenship in contemporary China

Hsu, Carolyn L., Teets, Jessica C., Hasmath, Reza, Hsu, Jennifer Y.J. and Hildebrandt, Timothy ORCID: 0000-0003-2970-8638 (2022) The construction and performance of citizenship in contemporary China. Journal of Contemporary China, 31 (138). 827 - 843. ISSN 1067-0564

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Identification Number: 10.1080/10670564.2022.2030993


Citizenship education has been an explicit part of the universal education system in contemporary China. Using data from an original nationwide survey conducted in 2018, this study tests the hypothesis that the longer the intensity of exposure to citizenship education, the more citizens are influenced by a state-led conception of citizenship characterized by passive obedience and loyalty to the state. The study finds mixed results in that citizenship education is effective at lower educational levels, but at higher levels it is not only less effective, but instead may foster (or at minimum, does not deter) more active conceptions of citizenship.

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Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 08:51
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024 07:51

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