By Patricia Shehan Campbell (auth.), Samuel Leong, Bo Wah Leung (eds.)
This publication bargains insights into the fascinating dynamics permeating inventive arts schooling within the better China quarter, concentrating on the demanding situations of forging a destiny that may no longer reject, yet be enriched by means of its Confucian and colonial earlier. Today’s ‘Greater China’ – comprising China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – has grown right into a brilliant and swiftly reworking zone characterised by means of wealthy historic legacies, huge, immense dynamism and fascinating cultural metamorphosis. Concomitant with the commercial upward thrust of China and frequent demands extra ‘creative’ and ‘liberal’ schooling, the tutorial and cultural sectors within the area have witnessed major reforms in recent times. different elements that may impact the way forward for arts schooling are the emergence of a ‘new’ expertise of chinese language cultural values and the individuality of being Chinese.
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1). For Hong Kong’s cultural development to be sustainable, the government has been urged to take stronger leadership in addressing a range of complex issues that impact upon local cultures, including Hong Kong’s evolving identity and the creation of an appropriate cultural policy. 1 Leadership Large-scale developments such as the multi-billion dollar WKCD project promise invigorated cultural activity for both local residents and the tourism market. But critics continue to lament Hong Kong’s lack of a cultural policy, which must uphold 34 S.
2 Identity Hong Kong’s old identity was formed in a market-driven environment where expatriates and elites rule, and where multiple cultures lived in close proximity but seldom mingled. With money as their common denominator of success, they had taipans and tycoons as models and imported arts as preferred culture. Fifteen years after the handover, a generation of Hong Kongers who never knew colonial rule has grown, and they face a very different world with a new relationship with their Chinese motherland.
1 Music Curriculum Standard The basic philosophy behind the Music Curriculum Standard for Compulsory Education (2011) highlights the reform during the inheritance of Chinese culture. By putting “promoting national music and understanding the diversity of the musical cultures” as one of the main ideas in music education, the Standard proposes that “music teaching shall focus on the traditional music of all our nationalities; by study, students can be familiar with and love our musical cultures, and improve their consciousness and love for our nation.