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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

Principal Investigator

LEUNG Yuen Sang

Total Fund Awarded


Funding Source

RGC General Research Fund

Abstract of Project

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.
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