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Language Education in China: Policy and Experience from 1949

Agnes S.L. Lam


This book is unprecedented as a comprehensive study of the multilingual circumstances in China. It tracks policy changes in the learning of Chinese, foreign languages and minority ethnic languages in China since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. On the basis of survey and interview data, the experiences of different age cohorts of learners are presented as ‘windows’ to the realities of language education policy implementation over the last half century. The effects of political changes, language backgrounds and various motivations for learning, at both the national a ... More

Keywords: Language education, Foreign languages, Minority ethnic languages, Chinese, Policy, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9789622097506
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622097506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnes S.L. Lam, author