Creative Arts in Education and Culture

Perspectives from Greater China

  • Samuel Leong
  • Bo Wah Leung

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview

  3. The Arts and Culture in Education

  4. Issues of Cultural Transmission and Transformation

About this book


This book offers insights into the exciting dynamics permeating creative arts education in the Greater China region, focusing on the challenges of forging a future that would not reject, but be enriched by its Confucian and colonial past. Today’s ‘Greater China’ – comprising China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – has grown into a vibrant and rapidly transforming region characterized by rich historical legacies, enormous dynamism and exciting cultural metamorphosis. Concomitant with the economic rise of China and widespread calls for more ‘creative’ and ‘liberal’ education, the educational and cultural sectors in the region have witnessed significant reforms in recent years. Other factors that will influence the future of arts education are the emergence of a ‘new’ awareness of Chinese cultural values and the uniqueness of being Chinese.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Leong
    • 1
  • Bo Wah Leung
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Cultural and Creative ArtsThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.Dept. of Culture and Creative ArtsThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7728-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7729-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0069
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