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ERIC Number: EJ1107659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Shifting Constructions of Role Models for English Learners in China
Gao, Xuesong
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v21 n3 p223-234 2014
This essay draws attention to the shifting constructions of nationally famous role models for English learners. It examines how three individuals rose to national prominence because of their association with the craze for learning English in China in the last three decades. This essay compares the constructed images of these individuals and interprets the differences in them with reference to Chinese society's individualisation process. The differences observed in the comparison reflect the evolution of Chinese society's individualisation from a process managed and monitored by the political establishment to one contested by individuals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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