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Shifting discourses from boy preference to boy crisis: educating boys and nation building in neoliberal China
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
It is well established that China has emerged as a major economic power, resulting from the nationÕs neoliberal modernisation. What is less understood is the socio-cultural and educational impact of this change on public institutions. This article focuses on the education system, which is currently seen as central to delivering the nationÕs modernisation project, particularly through suzhi jiaoyu (education for quality). More specifically, we engage with a pervasive public discourse of a boydoi:10.1080/01596306.2017.1312284 fatcat:2e4ztmh3jfeddfgfxdgam56whm