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ERIC Number: EJ1059146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Education and Social Selection in Ancient China: Semantics, Conceptual Transformation and Social Change
Wu, Meiyao
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v51 n3 p247-263 2015
This paper investigates the transformation in the Zhou dynasty China (1046-256 BC) of the concept of education in relation to the process of social selection, which concerns the distribution both of knowledge and of social ranks. An approach in terms of historical semantics, mainly influenced by Luhmannian sociological theory with some reference to Koselleck, will place the focus on social change and the changing meaning of concepts. The analysed sources include archaeological evidence and passages from traditional classics. The paper will show how the semantics of education were closely tied to the changing principles of social selection and the changing Chinese cultural concept of "Tian" (Heaven).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China