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SICONG CHEN Last modified date:2021.07.12

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Academic Degree
PhD (Osaka University, Japan), MA (with distinction, University of York, UK), BA (Jinan University, China)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor Master
Field of Specialization
citizenship education
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Citizenship education and governmentality
    keyword : governmentality, critical psychology, Michel Foucault
  • City and citizenship education: beyond the nation-state
    keyword : urban, cosmopolitan, heterogeneity, participation
  • Citizenship education for social justice in East Asian societies
    keyword : social justice education, school, policy, discourse, practice, comparison
  • Citizenship and citizenship education in Asian contexts: conceptions, understandings, policies, and practices
    keyword : citizenship; citizenship education; East-West
  • Developing global/Asian citizenship: the effect and limit of studying abroad and international joint education
    keyword : global citizenship, Asian citizenship, studying abroad, international joint education
Academic Activities
1. Sicong Chen, The Meaning of Citizenship in Contemporary Chinese Society: An Empirical Study through Western Lens, Singapore: Springer, 10.1007/978-981-10-6323-7, 2018.01.
1. Sicong Chen, Review of Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship edited by Edward Vickers & Krishna Kumar, Compare, 46(5), 854-6, 10.1080/03057925.2016.1156290, 2016.03.
2. Sicong Chen, Review of Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century" edited by Kerry J. Kennedy, Gregory P. Fairbrother and Zhao Zhenzhou, Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 10(2), 223-4, 2015.04.
1. Sicong Chen, Educating for social justice in contemporary China: the politics of justice and injustice, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 10.1080/01596306.2021.1885347, 2021.02.
2. Sicong Chen, The official discourse of social justice in citizenship education: A comparison between Japan and China, Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 10.1177/1746197920971811, 2020.12.
3. Sicong Chen, Advancing global citizenship education in Japan and China: An exploration and comparison of the national curricula, Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 10.1386/ctl_00038_1, 15, 3, 341-356, 2020.10, [URL].
4. Sicong Chen, Rethinking citizenship and citizenship education in contemporary China: Discourses and politics, Chinese Education & Society, 10.1080/10611932.2020.1716607, 53, 1-2, 3-13, 2020.03.
5. Sicong Chen, The discrepancy of meaning of citizenship between the state and society in China: implications for citizenship education and its policymaking, Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 10.1177/1746197913497660, 8, 3, 263-275, 2013.09.
6. Sicong Chen, Developing global citizenship: the effect of studying abroad, International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 3, 3, 45-64, 2011.09.
1. Sicong Chen, The Official Discourse of Social Justice in Citizenship Education: A Comparison between Japan and China, World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 10th Anniversary "Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide", 2019.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Association for Citizenship Education
  • Japan citizenship Education Forum
  • The Japanese Association for Civic Education
  • Comparative Education Society of Japan (CESA)
Educational Activities
I open courses about citizenship education, politics of education, and multicultural education. Among the topics that I am supervising or able to supervise are citizenship (nation-state, emigration/immigration, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, sexuality, minority) and education, global citizenship and education, democracy and education, education for social justice, multiculturalism and education, human rights and education, and politics and education, particularly in Asian contexts.