Introduction: Dreams, Culture, Politics of Memory, and Power in Education

Wai Chung Ho*

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All educational concepts, developments, and issues have a home and belong to a context, which is the starting assertion of this book. This chapter will outline some theoretical parameters of a critical approach to understand and prescribe the politics of memory and power that are dealt with politically and educationally. This chapter will also present the notion of memory and cultural power that take as their starting point the social and historical particularities in the contemporary world. The study’s aim was to examine the authorities and their official agencies as seen through the lens of the dreams and cultural politics used in the institution of education as a focal point of nation-building and social transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China
EditorsWai-Chung Ho
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789811075339
ISBN (Print)9789811075322, 9789811356506
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameCultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
ISSN (Print)2345-7708
ISSN (Electronic)2345-7716

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Collective memory
  • Cultural politics of dreams
  • National education
  • National identity
  • Power in education
  • Power of culture
  • Soft power


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