Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Music

Title

Behind the scenes of music education in China: A survey of historical memory

Language

English

Abstract

This study explores how the government of mainland China values Chinese nationalism as a component of its historical memory and traces its relationship with music education from the twentieth century to the global age within broader social contexts. In a rapidly commercializing and modernizing China, nationalism remains the main driving force shaping Chinese music education, while historical nationalism and familial relationship have been reinforced by the current regime's educational socialization. Love for country and family and an emphasis on nationalism and Confucianism are the pragmatic tools employed by Chinese authorities to maintain their primacy in and power over education, particularly song teaching. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

Chinese nationalism, communist values, historical memory, music education, national humiliation, social changes

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Discourse

Volume

34

Issue

5

Start Page

673

End Page

688

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/01596306.2013.728363

ISSN (print)

01596306

ISSN (electronic)

14693739

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