Language Power and Hierarchy: Multilingual Education in China

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014年10月27日 - 256页
Shunning polemicism and fashioning a new agenda for a critically informed yet practically orientated approach, this book explores aspects of multilingual education in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Amongst other issues, it also looks at the challenges associated with bilingual and trilingual education in Xinjiang and Tibet as well as the mediation between religion and culture in multi-ethnic schools, covering these issues from a range of perspectives - Korean, Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian and Yi.

The PRC promotes itself as a harmonious, stable multicultural mosaic, with over 50 distinct ethnic groups striving for common prosperity. Beneath this rhetoric, there is also inter-ethnic discord, with scenes of ethnic violence in Lhasa and Urumqi over the last few years.

China has a complex system of multilingual education - with dual-pathway curricula, bilingual and trilingual instruction, specialised ethnic schools. This education system is a lynchpin in the Communist party state's efforts to keep a lid on simmering tensions and transform a rhetoric of harmony into a critical pluralistic harmonious multiculturalism. This book examines this supposed lynchpin.
 

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目录

1 Introduction
1
Linguistic Diversity Hierarchy and Power
23
3 Maintaining the Mongolian Language in Inner Mongolia
59
4 Becoming Bilingual and Trilingual in Xinjiang
91
5 Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Qinghai
123
Linguistic Vitality and Pilot Bilingual Education Programs in Yunnan
147
The New Literacy in Guangxi
173
8 Challenges and Barriers for Multilingualism and Multilingual Education
195
Bibliography
213
Notes
237
Index
239
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作者简介 (2014)

Linda Tsung is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia.

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