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Education between Speech and Writing: Crossing the boundaries of Dao and deconstruction (New Directions in the Philosophy of Education)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781138846388
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Dec 27, 2016
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches


This is the first book to explore how graphocentrism - prioritising writing over speech and eyes over ears - affects Chinese education and culture. Contemporary educational practices in China often follow the dominant Western model of phonocentrism, but Ruyu Hung demonstrates that each perspective interacts and counteracts with each other, creating a dialogue between Eastern and Western thought. Chapters explore the consonances and dissonances between the two, problematizing the educational practices of Chinese tradition and proposing a dialectical thinking of post-graphocentrism, based on the concepts of Dao and deconstruction. The book projects new possibilities for philosophy of education and offers innovative educational ideas which take into consideration the uniqueness of Chinese character writing.

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