Call for Papers – ETE – v. 6, n. 1 (2019) – A new perspective of the writing of history of education in modern East Asia

Call for Papers

Deadline for the submission of originals: October 10, 2017

Special Issue (v. 6, n. 1, 2019)

A new perspective of the writing of history of education in modern East Asia

Guest Editors:

Yu-Wen Chou (National Taiwan Normal University) and Tzu-Chin –Sunniva– Liu (National Taiwan Normal University)

China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan were part of ‘East Asian Confucian culture and education sphere’ before the 19th century. At that time, under the influence of traditional Confucianism and Chinese imperial examination system, formal schooling and imperial examination system were the core issues of study of history of education. However, from the 19th century onward, western imperialism and colonialism forced them to open door to the west, and introduced and borrowed their modern educational ideas and systems, the paradigms of the study of History of Education too. Accordingly, the study of modern East Asian history of education after the second- half of twentieth century has followed a new idea from the New History and Annales School to take a new perspective: ‘history from below’, shading a light to develop multiple topics.

The new perspective of the study of history of education in modern East Asia echoes the ‘history from below’ idea, and extends research topics to pauper children, female, aborigines, juvenile offenders; in addition, special topic such as religious education is also an essential part. All the new topics strives to deepen readers’ understanding, and shapes a more inclusive history of education in East Asia.

The goal of this special issue is to enquire into substantial education needs of neglected groups in modern East Asia before the twentieth century. What were the characteristic features of the given education? What situation did students face in education? How did education influence their lives in depth? What were advantages and disadvantages of the given instruction? What arguments did both sides use? How were their opinions grounded in the issue? Those are core problem awareness of this special issue. We will accept original articles based on social or life history approach and also theoretical, analytical, empirical research in modern period in East Asia.