Dr ZHAO, Zhenzhou   趙振洲
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Sciences
Phone No: (852) 2948 8529
Email: zhaozz@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-2703-6789
Phone
(852) 2948 8529
Email
zhaozz@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
55788267600
Research Interest
  • Sociology of Education

  • Citizenship Studies

  • Multicultural Studies in Education

Teaching Interest

Development studies; Social development of education

External Appointment

Editorial Board Member, Gender and Education (2018-present); Chinese Education and Society (2021-present)

Editor, Cogent Education (2020-present)

Guest Editor, Chinese Education and Society, the special issue of 'A Cultural Perspective on China’s Citizenship' (with Chia Yeow-Tong, 2020), 53(1-2).

Guest Editor, Chinese Education and Society, the special issue of 'China’s Ethnic Dilemma: Ethnic Minority Education' (2010), 43(1).

Council Member of Hong Kong Sociological Association (2020-2022)

Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME) (2008-11, 2014-17)

Professional Profile

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the Education University of Hong Kong. I received a bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University and a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong.

My field of study is social foundations of education, with a particular focus on the intersection of multicultural and citizenship education. I am the author of China’s Mongols at University: Contesting Cultural Recognition (Lexington Press, 2010), and a co-editor of Understanding Citizenship Education in China: Multiple Perspectives (Routledge, 2014). I won some competitive research grants, such as Gu Mingyuan Education Research Grant (2007); and General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2015).

Prior to joining the Education University of Hong Kong in 2008, I worked at at Beijing Normal University.

Research Interest

  • Sociology of Education

  • Citizenship Studies

  • Multicultural Studies in Education

Teaching Interest

Development studies; Social development of education

External Appointment

Editorial Board Member, Gender and Education (2018-present); Chinese Education and Society (2021-present)

Editor, Cogent Education (2020-present)

Guest Editor, Chinese Education and Society, the special issue of 'A Cultural Perspective on China’s Citizenship' (with Chia Yeow-Tong, 2020), 53(1-2).

Guest Editor, Chinese Education and Society, the special issue of 'China’s Ethnic Dilemma: Ethnic Minority Education' (2010), 43(1).

Council Member of Hong Kong Sociological Association (2020-2022)

Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME) (2008-11, 2014-17)

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Zhao, Z., Kennedy, Kerry J., and Xingxing Wang (2022). Civic belief systems in Chinese citizenship education. In Zhonghua Guo (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Citizenship (xx-xx). New York: Routledge.
Nazim, A. H., Samina, N. and Zhao, Z. (2021). Multiculturalism in the Muslim world: A case of Pakistan. In Christine Halse and Kerry J. Kennedy (eds.), Multiculturalism in Turbulent Times. Asia-Europe Education Dialogue (xx-xx). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge.
Tan, Chuanbao, Zhao, Zhenzhou and Lee, John Chi-Kin. (2021). Understanding Life Education in Mainland China: Views Through the Lens of Moral-Civic Education. In John Chi-Kin Lee, Stephen Yam-wing Yip, Raymond Ho-Man Kong (eds.),, Life and Moral Education in Greater China. Routledge Series on Life and Values Education (xx-xx). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Zhao, Z.Z. and Nazim, A.N. (2020). Religious education in China: Religious diversity and citizenship building. In Kerry J. Kennedy, John Chi-Kin Lee (Eds.), Religious Education in Asia: Spiritual Diversity in Globalized Time (XX-XX). New York: Routledge.
Zhao, Z. (2018). Moral and Civic Education. In Kerry J. Kennedy and John Chi-Kin Lee (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia (xx-xx). Abingdon: Abingdon: Routledge.
Zhao, Z. (2016). “批判性思維與‘好’公民:中國與澳大利亞課程大綱的比較研究”. 輯於檀传宝和默里∙普云特主編, 《培育好公民———中外公民教育比较研究》 (184-201). 中國: 浙江教育出版社.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2015). Being Good but Critical Citizens: A Comparison of Citizenship Curriculum in China and Australia. In Murray Print, & Chuanbao Tan (Eds.), Educating "Good" Citizens in a Globalising World for the Twenty-First Century (177-192). The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Kennedy, K. J., Li, H., & Zhao, Z.Z. (2015). Theorizing Citizenship as Discursive Practice: Chinese Students Talk about Citizenship. In Zhonghua Guo and Sujian Guo (Eds.), Theorizing Chinese Citizenship (191-208). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
Kennedy, K.J., Fairbrother, G.P., & Zhao, Z. (2014). Understanding Citizenship Education in China: Multiple Perspectives. In K.J. Kennedy, G.P. Fairbrother, & Z. Zhao, Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century" (222-234). London: Routledge.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2014). The Trilingual Trap: “Imagined” Empowerment among Ethnic Mongols in China. In J. Leibold, & Y. Chen (Eds.), Minority education in China: balancing unity and diversity in an era of critical pluralism (239-258). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2014). Volunteer Development in Chinese Universities. In K.J. Kennedy, G.P. Fairbrother, and Z. Zhao (Eds.), Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century" (208-221). New York & London: Routledge.
Kennedy, K.J., Fairbrother, G.P., & Zhao, Z. (Eds.) (2014). Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the “Chinese Century”. London: Routledge.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2012). China, Educational Equality for Ethnic Women. In J. A. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (335-339). Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
趙振洲(2011):“中國港澳臺地區公民教育經驗研究”(Citizenship Education in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau),輯於檀传宝編,《公民教育引論:國際經驗,歷史變遷與中國公民教育的選擇》(Conspectus of Citizenship Education: International Experience, Historical Transition and China’s Choice),(頁387-408),北京,人民出版社。
Zhao, Z.Z. (2011). Multiculturalism in China: Conflicting Discourses in Universities. In JoAnn Phillion, Ming Tak Hue and Yuxiang Wang (Eds.), Minority Students in East Asia: Government Policies, School Practices and Teacher Response (pp. 48-64). New York and London: Routledge Press.
趙振洲(2010):《现代西方道德教育策略研究》(Strategies of Moral Education in Contemporary Western Society),濟南,山東人民出版社。
Zhao, Z.Z. (2010). China’s Mongols at University:Contesting Cultural Recognition. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Press.
Zhao, Z., & Fairbrother, G. P. (2010). Pedagogies of cultural integration in Chinese citizenship education. In K. J. Kennedy, W. O. Lee, & D. L. Grossman (Eds.), Citizenship Education Pedagogies in Asia and the Pacific (37-52). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2009). A 2007 Summary of the Education System in Hong Kong (Volume 1). In Yang Dongping (Ed.), China Educational Development Yearbook (pp. 309-320). Leiden; Boston: Brill.
趙振洲(2009):婦女地位 (Women’s Status),辑於羅金義, 鄭宇碩編,《變與常:中國改革開放30年》(A Volume on 30 Years’ Reform in China: Change and Stability),(頁303-312),香港,香港城市大學出版社。
Zhao, Z.Z. (2007). Schooling in China. In Gerard A. Postiglione and Jason Tan (Eds.), Going to School in East Asia (pp. 61-85). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
Zhao, Z.Z. and Tan, C.B. (2007). Citizenship Education in Mainland China at a Crossroads. In Charlene Tan and Kim-chong Chong (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Values Education in Asia (pp. 124-137). Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall.
郭力力、趙振洲(2004):儿童 性别 语文教材(Children, Gender, and Language Teaching Materials),輯於史靜寰編,《走進教材與教學的性別世界》(Entrance into the Gender World of Teaching Materials and Practice),(頁276-287),北京,教育科學出版社。

Journal Publications
Zhao, Z.Z. (2021). Narrating belief in China: a comparison of the school curriculum and students’ perceptions. Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education. ifirst, https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2020.1799153, 42(2), 177-189.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2021). Making Sense of Religion: A Qualitative Inquiry into Students’ Conceptions of Religion in Two Chinese Regions. British Journal of Religious Education. DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2021.1873105, xx, x-x.
Zhao, Z. Z. and Sun, Y. (2020). Revisiting religious higher education in China: comparative analysis of Furen University narratives. The Asia Pacific Education Review https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-020-09645-x, 21, 629-638.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2020). Religious façade of ‘the Chinese nation’ in China’s school curriculum. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. ifirst, https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2020.1830031, xx, x-x.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2020). The religious world in Chinese social studies textbooks. British Journal of Religious Education, 42(2), 214-223.
Gardelle, L. & Zhao, Z.Z. (2019). Being a herder in contemporary Mongolia: Nomadic identity and nationhood building at school. Asian Ethnicity, 20(3), 364-385.
Zhao, Zhenzhou & Fairbrother, Gregory P. (2018). Religiosity and Citizenship Values in Chinese Language Textbooks. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 13(2), 227-239.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2018). Knowledge and power: the interface between religion and education in China. Cambridge Journal of Education (Doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2016.1256950), 48(2), 141-156.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2017). Religion and the Cultivation of Citizenship in Chinese Higher Education. Higher Education, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-016-0069-x, 74(6), 635-649.
Fairbrother, G. P. & Zhao, Z. (2016). Paternalism, National Citizenship, and Religiosity in Chinese State Legitimation Discourse. Journal of Chinese Political Science, 21(4), xx-xx.
Zhao, Z.Z., Zhu, Z. Y., & Ruan, L. Y. (2016). Configuration of the Teacher–State Relationship:The Shanghai Experience [Special issue]. Frontiers of Education in China, 11(3), 322-337.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2015). Review of 'Educational Policy Innovations: Levelling Up and Sustaining Educational Achievement'(by Sing Kong Lee, Wing On Lee, and Ee Ling Low). Frontiers of Education in China, 10(4), 660-663.
Deng, M., & Zhao, Z. (2014). The Education System in Shanghai: Negotiating the Nature of Education Special issue]. The Asia Pacific Education Researcher, 23(4), 805-812.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2014). The teacher–state relationship in China: an exploration of homeroom teachers’ experiences. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 24(2), 148-164.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2014). Pedagogisation of nation identity through textbook narratives in China: 1902-1948. Citizenship Studies, 18(1), 99-112.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2014). Review of 'Global citizenship and the university: Advancing social life and relations in an interdependent world' (by Robert A. Rhoads and Katalin Szelényi). Frontiers of Education in China, 9(1), 141-144.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2013). Being a Critical Citizen: A Comparative Perspective on Australia and China. Curriculum Perspectives, 33(1), 90-93.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2013). The Shaping of Citizenship Education in China. Frontiers of Education in China, 8(1), 103-120.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2011). A Matter of Money?: Policy Analysis of Rural Boarding Schools in China. Education Citizenship and Social Justice, 6(3), 237-250.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2011). Empowerment in a Socialist Egalitarian Agenda: Minority Women in China’s Higher Education System. Gender and Education, 21(4), 353-370.
Zhao, Z.Z., & Postiglione, G. A. (2010). Representations of Ethnic Minorities in China’s University Media. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 31(3), 319-334.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2010). Practices of Citizenship Rights among Minority Students at Chinese Universities. Cambridge Journal of Education, 40(2), 131-144.
Zhao, Z.Z. (2010). Trilingual Education for Ethnic Minorities: Toward Empowerment?. Chinese Education and Society, 43(1), 70-81.
Zhao, Z. Z. (2010). Guest Editor’s Introduction: China’s Ethnic Dilemma: Ethnic Minority Education. Chinese Education and Society, 43(1), 3-11.
趙振洲(2009):中國大陸對公民教育的詮釋(Conceptualization of Citizenship Education in the Chinese Mainland),《Education Journal 《教育學報》(香港)》,37 (1–2),頁57-69。
Zhao, Z.Z.,& Postiglione, G.A. (2008). Making Globalization Work for Chinese Higher Education by Building Bridges between Internationalization and Multiculturalism. Asian Ethnicity, 9(2), 133-150.
趙振洲(2008):透視香港學生自願者的培養機制(The Development of Student Volunteers in Hong Kong),《少年兒童研究》,第12期,頁20-23。
何雲峰、趙振洲(2007):行走學校,能走多遠? (Boot Camps: How Far Can They Go?),《上海師範大學學報(基礎教育版)》,第4期,頁1-5。
趙振洲(2007):隔岸對唱:近二十年關於中國大陸德育討論本土與國際焦點之對比(A Comparison between the Internal and International Debates over Moral Education in Mainland China during the Past Two Decades),《教育學報》,第4期,57-62。
Zhao, Z.Z. (2007). Ethnic Mongol Students and Cultural Recognition: Case Studies of Three Chinese Universities. Chinese Education and Society, 40 (2), 26-37.
趙振洲(2006):女性主義方法論及對教育研究的應用(Feminist Methodology and Its Application in Education Research),《教育研究與實驗》,1006 (1),頁9-14。
Zhao, Z.Z., & Postiglione, G.A. (2005). Ethnic Identity at University: Mongolian Students in Beijing. 《神州交流》(Chinese Cross Currents), 2 (3), 77-89.
鄧猛、趙振洲(2005):教育科學研究方法與寫作基本規範的思考(Reflections on Methods and Publication Rules in Education Research),《教育研究與實驗》,第1期,頁1-6。
Guo, L.L., & Zhao, Z.Z. (2002). Children, Gender, and Language Teaching Materials. Chinese Education and Society, 35 (5), 34-52.

Conference Papers
Fairbrother, G. P. and Zhao, Z. (2016, April). Paternalism and Religiosity in Chinese State Legitimation Discourse. Paper presented at the Workshop on Citizenship Identity Theory and Practice, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
張莉莉、张学文、趙振洲等翻譯(2003):教育研究導論 (Introduction to Educational Research, 3rd ed., by C.M. Charles),北京,中國輕工業出版社。

All Other Outputs
Yeow-Tong Chia, & Zhao, Zhenzhou (2020). Guest Editorial: Citizenship and Education in China: Contexts, Perspectives, and Understandings . Chinese Education & Society (special issue).
Zhao, Z.Z.(2012):國民教育無罪,如何教才關鍵(Pedagogical issues in 'national education'),經濟日報 (Hong Kong Economic Times), July 27, 2012, A23.。
趙振洲(2011):「被想像的」德育及國民教育科('Imagined’ Moral and National Education), 信報財經新聞 (Hong Kong Economic Journal), 8月22日, P16。
趙振洲(2011):香港建教育樞紐的三項策略(Three Strategies for Hong Kong to Build a Regional Education Hub), 信報財經新聞(Hong Kong Economic Journal), 5月6日, P22。
趙振洲(2011):推德育及國民教育,獨立開課非最佳方式(To Implement a Separate Subject is Not the Best Way for Moral and National Education), 星島日報(Sing Tao Daily), 4月2日, A19。
趙振洲(2010):從法國五月風暴看香港的八十后青年運動 ( The French Student Uprising in 1968 and the “Post 80s” Generation in Hong Kong),天大報告(港澳觀察),5月26日。
Zhao, Z.Z. (2010). Chinese Education and Society . 43 (1).
趙振洲(2009):建国以来中国女性地位的变迁——从宣传画看中国妇女形象嬗变 (Changes in Images of Women in China’s Propaganda Posters since 1949),《炎黄纵横》,(5),頁12-14, 24。
趙振洲(2007):尊重理解,有的放矢(Respect Adolescents’ Autonomy in Chasing Stars),中國教育報(China Education Newspaper),10月22日,P7。

Project

The Reconstruction of a Marxist-centred Belief System in Chinese State Education
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): ZHAO, Zhenzhou 趙振洲
 
Flourishing religion among students in a multi-ethnic China: Implications for citizenship values
The concept of ‘religion’ was imported to China from the West in the late nineteenth century and has since been closely intertwined with the construction of the Chinese nation-state. Nonetheless, the representation of religion in education and its role in shaping loyalty to the nation remain a mystery. China has witnessed a widespread religious resurgence and religion continues to play an increasingly prominent role in public life. This is especially obvious in higher education settings, where s . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): ZHAO, Zhenzhou 趙振洲
 
Chinese Civics and Citizenship Education Study (CCCS): Mainland Chinese Students' Attitudes to Citizenship Values and Responsibilities
This project will analyze the quantitative data that has been collected from an adapted version of the instrument used in the International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2009, as well as to collect and analyze qualitative data from a focus group interviews with 10 mainland Chinese students with an aim of understanding their views on citizenship values and attitudes and better understanding the quantitative data. Its purpose is to develop a better understanding of the way young pe . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHONG, King Man Eric 莊璟珉 (ZHAO, Zhenzhou 趙振洲 as Co-Investigator)
 
Teaching Enhancement Initiatives Fund - Department of Social Sciences
e-Learning
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Kit Wa Anita 陳潔華, CHONG, King Man Eric 莊璟珉, HO, Ka Ki Lawrence 何家騏, HUNG, Chung Fun Steven 洪松勳, LAU SHU WAI, CARL 劉樹偉, LEE, Man Yee Karen 李敏儀, ZHAO, Zhenzhou 趙振洲
 
Civil Engagement through Religion among Chinese University Students
The proposed project aims to explore whether and how university students' embracement of religions relates to civic engagement in China.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): ZHAO, Zhenzhou 趙振洲
 
Higher Educational Contexts and University Students' Religious Beliefs
This proposed project will make an attempt to understand the attitudes of agents of the state toward religion in China’s higher education arena, including the state media, textbooks and teachers. The objective is to answer the research questions: (1) What messages do the state and universities transmit to students on religious beliefs? and (2) How do university academic and administrative staff think of students’ embracement of religions?
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): ZHAO, Zhenzhou 趙振洲
 
State Legitimacy Claims in Chinese Citizenship Education, 1912-2008
This research aims to answer the question of how Chinese governments from 1912 to 2008 have used the citizenship education curriculum to present their claims to legitimacy to youth, as future citizens, in an attempt to cultivates’ support for the state. It starts from the assertion that the content of the citizenship education curriculum in China has embodied the claims to legitimacy of the pre-1949 and post-1949 states, in the interest of cultivating youth who support the state and nation and a . . .
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): FAIRBROTHER Gregory Paul (ZHAO Zhenzhou as Co-Investigator)