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I research the contemporary history of education in Chinese societies (mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong), with a particular focus on the role of schools and other public institutions (e.g. museums) in political socialization. I also conduct comparative research on portrayals of foreign ‘Others’, through schooling and other media, in the societies of East Asia, and have recently been involved in coordinating a project looking at portrayals of Japan in other East Asian societies. I teach a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to Comparative and International Education – including a postgraduate seminar on China’s education system. I am also involved in the Asia Joint Degree Project run by Tohoku University, of which I am an external auditor.

Key publications:


  1. Edward Vickers, Krishna Kumar,Edward Vickers and Krishna Kumar (eds),London and New York,2015.01.
  2. Edward Vickers, Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu,Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture,London: Routledge,2013.12.
  3. Edward Vickers, Marie Lall,Education as a Political Tool in Asia,Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK,2009.09.
  4. Edward Vickers, Alisa Jones,History Education and National Identity in East Asia,New York and London,2005.09.
  5. Edward Vickers,In Search of An Identity: The Politics of History as a School Subject in Hong Kong, 1960s-2005,Hong Kong,2005.09.

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