International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2008, Vol. 3(1) 10-15

The Way of “Wei Yu” — An Orientation of Education for the Chinese in the Globalizing World, by ZHANG Shiya

ZHANG Shi-ya

pp. 10 - 15   |  Manu. Number: epasr.2008.002

Published online: January 01, 2008  |   Number of Views: 98  |  Number of Download: 561


Abstract

The author discusses the characteristics of contemporary Chinese education in the context of globalization and internalization. Professor Zhang points out that the concept of Chinese includes not only the 56 ethnic groups inhabiting in China, but also Chinese descendants overseas. The author argued that all Chinese people have a common basis of identification: four words, “Zhong He Wei Yu”(center, harmony, position, birth), By analyzing and expatiating on Chinese characters the author argues that “Wei Yu” does not mean a simple adaptation, but means to interact and communicate with other’s culture by utilizing the characteristics and specialties of the main body of Chinese culture, by which we can reach a situation of “enjoying where we are and what we have; knowing where we go and making a better life for us in whatever environment.”

Keywords: Wei Yu; the Chinese; education for the Chinese


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Shi-ya, Z. (2008). The Way of “Wei Yu” — An Orientation of Education for the Chinese in the Globalizing World, by ZHANG Shiya. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 3(1), 10-15.

Harvard
Shi-ya, Z. (2008). The Way of “Wei Yu” — An Orientation of Education for the Chinese in the Globalizing World, by ZHANG Shiya. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 3(1), pp. 10-15.

Chicago 16th edition
Shi-ya, ZHANG (2008). "The Way of “Wei Yu” — An Orientation of Education for the Chinese in the Globalizing World, by ZHANG Shiya". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 3 (1):10-15.