17.1301, Books: Sociolinguistics: Shum, Zhang (Eds)

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Date: 28-Apr-2006
From: Jasper de Vaal < jasper.devaal at springer.com >
Subject: Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas:  Shum, Zhang (Eds) 

	
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Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:02:16
From: Jasper de Vaal < jasper.devaal at springer.com >
Subject: Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas:  Shum, Zhang (Eds) 
 



Title: Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas 
Subtitle: Studies in Writing  , Vol. 16 
Publication Year: 2005 
Publisher: Springer
	   http://www.springer.com
	
Editor: De Lu Zhang
Editor: Mark Shiu Kee Shum

Hardback: ISBN: 0387263926 Pages: 276 Price: U.S. $ 99.00


Abstract:

One of the most civilized nations in history, China has a long-standing writing tradition and many Chinese texts have become world treasures. However, the way the Chinese teach writing in various countries in contemporary times is little known to the outside world, especially in Western countries. Undoubtedly, the Chinese have had an established traditional method of writing instruction. However, recent social and political developments have created the perception amongst both practitioners and researchers of a need for change. Whilst certain socio-political changes, both in Mainland China and in the territories, acted as agents for reform of the teaching of composition, the shape these reforms are taking has been due to many different influences, coming both from inside the countries themselves and from foreign sources. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have each developed their own approach to the teaching of composition. 



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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