1. To distinguish between the language and the school subject, this book uses 'English language' for the former and 'English Language' for the latter.
2. Details of the data collection are as follows. Liu Daoyi: 10–13 June 1994 (informal discussions); 16 August 1994 (discussions and tour of PEP archives); 15 December 1995 (semi-structured interview); 16 December 1995 (informal discussion); 1822 May 1996 (discussions); 22 May 1996 (semi-structured interview); 6 November 996 (discussion); 3 April 1997, 22 July 1997, 25 November 1997 (letters responding to queries); 15 May 1998 (discussion); 21 May 1998 (discussion). Most of our interactions were in English. Liu Daoyi also read and commented on my PhD thesis that forms the basis for this book. Tang Jun: 12 July 1995 (22-page memoir and a letter, both in Chinese, responding to queries); 22 March 1998 (letter in English responding to queries). In both instances, Tangjun also liaised with Ying Manrong and Fan Ying, clarifying issues concerning the 1957 curriculum. Liu Jinfang: 17 December 1997 (discussion); 15 May 1998 (semi-structured interview). Interactions were conducted in English and Chinese (for reiteration and clarification). Neville Grant: 18–30 June 1998 (email correspondence). During our periodical meetings over more than ten years, Grant took an interest in my study and offered useful insights and lines of investigation. My own reflections on the development of the 1993 curriculum were written up as a journal article (i.e., Adamson, 1995).
1. Tang Jun, memoir, 12 July 1995.
2. In a discussion with Tang Jun, reported in Tang Jun, letter, 22 March 1998.
3. Tangjun, memoir, 12 July 1995.
4. In a discussion with Tang Jun, reported in Tang Jun, letter, 22 March 1998.
5. In a discussion with Tang Jun, reported in Tang Jun, letter, 12 July 1995.
6. Bibliographical details of textbooks are found in a separate section of the References at the end of this book.