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Localism in English Language Teaching in Hong Kong

  • Kwok-kan Tam
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Abstract

Localism has to be discussed in relation to globalism, which is a new paradigm to understand the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of the new world order. In his book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996), Samuel Huntington predicted that the post-Cold War world would develop into an order, in which “the most pervasive, important and dangerous conflicts will not be between social classes, rich and poor, or other economically defined groups, but between peoples belong to different cultural entities” (Huntington 1998, 28). These conflicts are seen further seen as identity conflicts as a result of the dominance of English over the world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kwok-kan Tam
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  1. 1.The Hang Seng University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong

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