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Lijun is a specialist in Chinese children’s literature. She is the author of Chinese Children’s Literature in the 20th Century: Its Political and Moral Themes (2010) and has published articles on the social role of children’s books in China. Her article “Capitalist Bears and Socialist Modernisation”, Children’s Literature in Education (2003), was republished by Children’s Literature Review (2006), and cited in Wolf, S. A., et al. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Routledge, 2011.
She has been invited to contribute a chapter to Yan, W. Mallan, K. and McGillis, R., (Eds.),(Re)imagining the World: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times, Springer. Lijun has also built a strong nexus between her teaching practice and her research interests in pedagogy, especially the experiential interactive and co-operative learning approach. Her other research interests include moral education in China and Chinese intellectual history.
Lijun completed a four-year BA course at Nanjing Normal University before gaining her MA from Monash University. Her PhD study at the University of Melbourne identified and documented the role of moral-political education in early modern Chinese children’s literature and its link to the nationalist sentiment. Her research interest is mainly in the field of Chinese children’s literature. She is the author of Chinese Children’s Literature in the 20th Century: Its Political and Moral Themes (2010) and has published articles on the social role of children’s books in China.
Ph.D. (University of Melbourne)
M.A. (Monash University)
B.A. (Nanjing Normal University, China)
- Chinese children’s literature
- Political and moral education in China
Bi, L., 2010, Chinese Children’s Literature in the 20th Century, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
Bi, L., 2003, Capitalist bears and socialist modernisation: Chinese children’s literature in the post-Mao period, Children’s Literature in Education, vol 34, issue 1, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, USA, pp. 57-73.
Bi, L., 2008, The militant trend in early patriotic works of modern Chinese children’s literature,Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of ASAA, Melbourne, Australia, 01/07/2008 – 03/07/2008, Monash University, http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/mai/asaa/index.php, pp. 1-14.
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