"Arts-Based Education China and Its Intersection with the World" by Tatiana Chemi, Lihong Wang and Xiangyun Du
CfU's Tatiana Chami has collaborated with Chinese researchers to investigate arts-based educational practices in China as an example of Eastern understanding of arts education. The extensive volume is part of series called "Arts Creativities and Learning Environments in Global Perspectives". The authors describe the book as follows:
Core texts addressing creativity in a number of contexts show that creativity as a scientific subject has received principally the attention of Western scholars. Is this due to the fact that Western cultures are more creative or sensitive to creativity than the Eastern cultures? The editors strongly believe that this is more due to the differences in understanding and practising creativity in the West and East than an Eastern indifference to creativity. "Arts-Based Education: China and Its Intersection with the World" investigates the field of arts-based educational practices and research. It argues that reflections on these themes must necessarily be reframed and re-read beyond the limits of colonialist oppositions and suggests a constructive and reflexive approach to theory and methodology, which takes into account intercultural and critical perspectives in these studies. This volume is the tangible product of the acknowledgement that China and Chinese culture deserves a more systematic and up-to-date dissemination through recent studies that bring together the arts, learning and creativity. It is clustered around two themes: (1) China and its communication with the world through arts-based education in international contexts, and (2) the development of arts education in China.