Introduction to Faculty Staff
Comparative & International Education I
The role of education in political socialization and the formation of modern states is an important area of interest for those working in the field of comparative education. This is the main area of my research, with a special focus on East Asia, inspired by my experience as a high school teacher and textbook writer in China (Hong Kong and Beijing) from 1992 to 2003. Given the dangers of China’s use of nationalism to promote stability at home and with its East Asian neighbors, I am also interested in exploring how official views of national identity in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and neighboring countries are reflected in school education and other institutions (e.g., museums). The course is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the relationship between education, identity formation, and nationalism from an East Asian and international perspective.