Abstract

In his writings Liang Qichao (1873–1929) used children as the symbolic representation of a new China. His vision of a young China and his key to the survival of China" provided the context for the production of new elementary textbooks on history, Chinese language, geography, and ethics. The content of these textbooks reflected the intellectual milieu of the time: social Darwinism and race theory combined to highlight China's own humiliations and her perilous position in an imperialist world, and to stimulate patriotism and nationalism among young students.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1941-3599
Print ISSN
1939-6724
Pages
pp. 210-231
Launched on MUSE
2008-05-25
Open Access
No
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