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In China this discipline, still relatively young in Europe, made its first appearance around the year 1900. The institutionalization of education during the transition towards modernity, as well as the professionalization of the teaching profession necessitated a systematic debate about educational questions. As a preparation for the institutional and conceptual reforms Luo Zhengyu founded the journal Jiaoyu Shijie (World of Education) in 1901. It published translated Japanese documents on the modernization of the educational system, as well as Western a…

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Xiaoqing, Xu, “Pedagogy”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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