Youth in Chinese History

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Youth in Chinese History project.
For information on the background of the project, the research team, outputs and upcoming events please visit our website:

Youth in Chinese History - Education and representations of young people in Chinese sources between tradition and modernity investigates the evolution of the various pedagogical traditions in China, along with the depictions of children, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. Overall, the research team aims to explore how young people’s moral formation was designed and implemented in light of encounters with external elements and changing historical contexts, while at the same time demonstrating how the scope of education in China was perceived to extend beyond individual children and households, as a pillar which guaranteed social order. The project was conceived at the end of 2020 and has already resulted in a co-edited volume in Italian. In March 2022 was awarded the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant. 

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Please direct any enquiries to the project email address or to the project investigators:

Dr Giulia Falato:

Prof Renata Vinci: