Preserving Cultural Identity through Education: The Schools of the Chinese Community in Calcutta, India, 1st Edition

  • Zhang Xing
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  • ISBN-10: 9814279889
  • ISBN-13: 9789814279888
  • DDC: 305.895105
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 88 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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It focuses on the role they played in preserving Chinese cultural identity not only through the use of educational curricula and textbooks imported from China, but also with the emphasis on the need to return to the ancestral homeland for higher education. This study also breaks new ground by examining the impact of political and other factionalism within the community as well as the India-China conflict of 1962 that resulted in the closure of most of the Chinese-medium schools in Calcutta by the 1980s.