chapter  7
20 Pages

Looking East: Confucian influences on Chinese education

A number of scholars and educators have noted the enduring and pervasive influences of Confucian culture on Chinese society and education. The first part of the chapter introduces Confucianism and its relationship with cultural scripts and indigenisation. This is followed by a discussion of the perceptions of Chinese educators on educational borrowing from the West through their Confucian lenses. The last part of the chapter further explores the link between Confucianism, cultural scripts and Chinese education, by examining selected Confucian classical texts.