Title

Education, gender and Islam in China : the place of religious education in challenging and sustaining 'undisputed traditions' among Chinese Muslim women

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Educational Development

Publication Date

9-1-2009

Volume

29

Issue

5

First Page

487

Last Page

494

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords

Gender, Gendered education, Religious education, Role of religion

Abstract

The essay investigates the place of religious and secular education in the lives of Chinese Muslim women. Education is treated as a site where state and society are reproduced and/or challenged, where tensions arise over control of minds and bodies, and over interpretations and uses of religion and culture. Specifically, the essay compares contrastive situations of female religious education within a matrix of inter-dependent issues such as the diversity of Muslim contexts in China, state treatment of minorities' rights to religious practice and to education, organisation and implementation of religious education, and relations between secular education and Islamic education.

DOI

10.1016/j.ijedudev.2009.04.004

Print ISSN

07380593

Publisher Statement

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Full-text Version

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Recommended Citation

Jaschok, M., & Chan, H. M. V. (2009). Education, gender and Islam in China: The place of religious education in challenging and sustaining 'undisputed traditions' among Chinese Muslim women. International Journal of Educational Development, 29(5), 487-494. doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2009.04.004

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