Abstract

This article is a close study of the discourses and practices of suzhi jiaoyu or "Education for Quality" in contemporary Beijing. Through a study of efforts to raise the "quality" of the capital's children in order to raise the "quality" of the Chinese nation and its future, this article frames suzhi jiaoyu as a form of governmentality, dedicated to teaching children the "conduct of conduct" in postsocialist Beijing. Based on ethnographic research conducted in elementary schools, among families, and in public spaces in Beijing, the article focuses on how attempts to define and raise children's "moral quality" are linked to changing forms and practices of state power.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8271
Print ISSN
1067-9847
Pages
pp. 567-589
Launched on MUSE
2009-11-19
Open Access
No
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