Confucianism, colonialism, and the Cold War : Chinese cultural education at Hong Kong's New Asia College, 1949-63
The story of Hong Kong’s New Asia College, from its 1949 establishment through its 1963 incorporation into The Chinese University of Hong Kong, reveals the efforts of a group of self-exiled intellectuals in establishing a Confucian-oriented higher education on the Chinese periphery. Their program of cultural education encountered both support and opposition in the communist containment agenda of American non-governmental organizations and in the educational policies of the British colonial government. By examining the cooperation and struggle between these three parties, this study sheds light on postwar Hong Kong, a divided China, British imperial ambitions in Asia, and the intersecting global dynamics of modernization, cultural identity, and the Cold War.
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Chou, A. L. G. (2011). Confucianism, colonialism, and the Cold War: Chinese cultural education at Hong Kong's new Asia College, 1949-63. Leiden ; Boston: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004217348