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Research Grants/Awards

Title of Project:
Bridging Confucian China and the Christian West Through Education: The "Anglo-Chinese" and "Sino-Western" Schools (英華書院/中西學堂) in the 19th Century.

Total Fund Awarded:

Principal Investigator:
Professor LEUNG Yuen Sang, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Funding Source:
RGC General Research Fund 2009/10

Abstract of Research:

1. This project will present five case studies based on the history of the Anglo-Chinese schools in Malacca, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fuzhou, and Shanghai, with brief histories of the schools in Tianjin and Chengdu for comparative study.
2. This project will analyse the changing concepts of bilingualism, biculturality and Sino-western cross-cultural fertilization within two circles of educators: the missionaries and the Chinese reformers who advocated the collaborative approach.
3. This project will analyse the transformation of these schools from their missionary beginnings in the early nineteenth century to becoming elite schools in “Treaty-port China” at the turn of the century.