Cover

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Front Matter

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pp. i-iv

CONTENTS

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pp. v-vi

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. vii-viii

My study on John Dewey’s visit to China could not have been possible without the assistance and support of many individuals. First, I would like to thank Dr. Roger Ames and Dr. Jim Tiles for introducing...

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1: DEWEY AND MAY FOURTH CHINA

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pp. 1-12

The American philosopher John Dewey visited China in May 1919 and departed in July 1921. Coinciding with the well-known May Fourth movement, Dewey’s two-year visit demarcated a significant episode in the history of intellectual exchange between...

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2: DEWEY AS A TEACHER

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pp. 13-40

As a teacher, Dewey taught the Chinese everything he knew. The corpus of his lectures in China consists of seven lecture series and myriad occasional talks, amounting to nearly 200 lectures. His lecture series delivered in Beijing, which Hu Shih translated, include...

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3: THE RECEPTION OF DEWEY IN CHINA

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pp. 41-64

Judging from the wide circulation and the immense popularity of Dewey’s lectures in China, one would expect to find many commentaries about Dewey in the hundreds of publications that emerged during the May Fourth period. However, secondary literature...

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4: DEWEY AS A LEARNER

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pp. 65-86

Many know that Dewey went to China to teach, but few know that he went also because he wanted to learn. Dewey taught the Chinese a lot about the West and learned a great deal about China. He originally intended to stay a few months. Nonetheless, he kept his heart...

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5: THE INFLUENCE OF CHINA ON DEWEY’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

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pp. 87-120

The previous chapter explored Dewey’s learning experiences in China during his visit. This chapter is devoted to tracing Dewey’s intellectual development in relation to his visit to China, focusing mainly on his social and political philosophy. I compare Dewey’s political...

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6: CONTINUING THE DIALOGUE ON DEWEY AND CHINA

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pp. 121-124

The final chapter is devoted to promoting a continuing dialogue on Dewey and China. Before I offer suggestions for future research, let me recapitulate the significance of my study. First, it is a historical recounting of Dewey’s visit to China from his own perspectives....

NOTES

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pp. 125-140

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 141-148

INDEX

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pp. 149-152