Other Books Published by CERC
Full Circle: A Life with Hong Kong and China
By Ruth Hayhoe
ISBN 10: 962-8093-31-2; ISBN 13: 978-962-8093-31-1. (2004, 276pp.)
HK$200 (local), US$32 (overseas)
published by Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC)
Click here for the Chinese edition of the book, published by Educational Science Publishing House
is the story of a life transformed by long exposure to the peoples and cultures
of China and East Asia. The stories of many people in Hong Kong, China and Japan
are interwoven into this narrative account, as Ruth Hayhoe shares what it was
like to live through a series of major transitions - from the Cultural
Revolution in 1967, to Hong Kong's return to China in 1997.
In 1980 she moved to Shanghai and taught the first two cohorts of university students after the end of the Cultural Revolution. She returned to Canada in 1984, having done a PhD in comparative education at the University of London. Five years later, following the Tiananmen tragedy, she was drawn back to China as Cultural Attaché in the Canadian Embassy. She continues to visit China where she does research and development work.
In 1997, the year Hong Kong was reunited with China, she became Director of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, a newly established tertiary institution for teachers. Her life came full circle, as she again settled into the city where she had begun her teaching career 30 years earlier.
Ruth Hayhoe is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Students in Education, University of Toronto. She is an award-winning author of several scholarly books about China's education between China and Western countries. She is a noted specialist in comparative education and a former President of the Comparative and International Education Society. She is also an Associate Member of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong.
Snapshots of the book launch in the University of Hong Kong, 24 March 2004
Snapshots of the book launch in the 2004 CIES Conference, 9-12 March 2004, Salt Lake City, USA