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Chinese Moral Education -- Past and Now

Zhuofan Lei
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Abstract—Moral education has been a significant domain in the Chinese education system. With the influence of Confucianism and Socialism, Chinese people have their understanding of morality. From the Qing era to the post-Mao era, Chinese society has undergone a series of dramatic social changes, which also transformed moral education. Based on the Durkheim’s theories on the moral education and society, this paper would analyze the moral education in China from the background, contents, methods, and effectiveness in four eras to see the relationship between Chinese moral education and Chinese society.
Index Terms—moral education, Durkheim, social process, China

Cite: Zhuofan Lei, "Chinese Moral Education -- Past and Now," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 233-237, September 2021. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.7.3.233-237

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