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The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia

Ang, Ming Chee LU (2009) In Southern Papers Series. Working Papers no.2
Abstract
This article explores why and how a minority social movement persists despite

persistent constraints placed upon it by a majority-dominated State. The Chinese

education movement has been one of the largest, longest, and most sustained

social movements in Malaysia. Sociological, economic, and demographic

changes of the Chinese community along with domestic political struggles

revolving around the ethnic question have influenced the fluctuation of movement

trajectory over time. The movement has sustained its activities and received

moral and material support from the Chinese communities, despite persistent

constraints by the government, scarcity of resources and lack of... (More)
This article explores why and how a minority social movement persists despite

persistent constraints placed upon it by a majority-dominated State. The Chinese

education movement has been one of the largest, longest, and most sustained

social movements in Malaysia. Sociological, economic, and demographic

changes of the Chinese community along with domestic political struggles

revolving around the ethnic question have influenced the fluctuation of movement

trajectory over time. The movement has sustained its activities and received

moral and material support from the Chinese communities, despite persistent

constraints by the government, scarcity of resources and lack of support from

others Malaysian population. This article argues that constraints imposed by

the State have been utilized by the social movement organization to mobilize

support from the masses, and thus became the most significant factors that

have sustained the movement. The article will first look into the evolution of the

social movement and analyze the dynamic interaction between the State and

the challengers from various perspectives, including the current status update of

the social movement organizations and activities organized to sustain continuous

collective action. In addition to the analysis of the movement’s achievements,

this article will also explain the State’s reaction towards the movement and the

measures undertaken to constrain or terminate the movement. (Less)
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Education, Política educativa, Movimientos sociales, Acceso a la educación, Educación, Access to education, Social movements, Educational policy, Asia, China, Malasia
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Southern Papers Series. Working Papers no.2
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24 pages
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Consejo Lationamericano de Ciencias Sociales
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978-987-1543-30-4
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English
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persistent constraints placed upon it by a majority-dominated State. The Chinese<br/><br>
education movement has been one of the largest, longest, and most sustained<br/><br>
social movements in Malaysia. Sociological, economic, and demographic<br/><br>
changes of the Chinese community along with domestic political struggles<br/><br>
revolving around the ethnic question have influenced the fluctuation of movement<br/><br>
trajectory over time. The movement has sustained its activities and received<br/><br>
moral and material support from the Chinese communities, despite persistent<br/><br>
constraints by the government, scarcity of resources and lack of support from<br/><br>
others Malaysian population. This article argues that constraints imposed by<br/><br>
the State have been utilized by the social movement organization to mobilize<br/><br>
support from the masses, and thus became the most significant factors that<br/><br>
have sustained the movement. The article will first look into the evolution of the<br/><br>
social movement and analyze the dynamic interaction between the State and<br/><br>
the challengers from various perspectives, including the current status update of<br/><br>
the social movement organizations and activities organized to sustain continuous<br/><br>
collective action. In addition to the analysis of the movement’s achievements,<br/><br>
this article will also explain the State’s reaction towards the movement and the<br/><br>
measures undertaken to constrain or terminate the movement.},
  author       = {Ang, Ming Chee},
  isbn         = {978-987-1543-30-4},
  keyword      = {Education,Política educativa,Movimientos sociales,Acceso a la educación,Educación,Access to education,Social movements,Educational policy,Asia,China,Malasia},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {24},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0xb84e688)},
  series       = {Southern Papers Series. Working Papers no.2},
  title        = {The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia},
  year         = {2009},
}