CfP: Experiences and Mobility of Overseas Chinese students and scholars in Chinese Education and Society journal


Chinese Education and Society


Special Issue 2019

Experiences and Mobility of Overseas Chinese students and scholars

 Guest editors:

Dian Liu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Norway

Ming Cheng, Professor, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, UK

The past decades have witnessed an unprecedented deepening of internationalization in higher education (Altbach et al., 2019), leading to growing academic mobility in terms of overseas’ university participation, as well as staff and student exchange across cultures.  China is a case in point. In 2016, 544,500 Chinese students studied aboard. About 30% were doing undergraduate study, and 35.51% were enrolled in post-graduate study. Additionally, there is a rising portion of overseas students returning to China after graduation. Others choose to stay abroad and look for jobs (Science Net, 2017).

The purpose of this special issue of Chinese Education and Society is to better understand the timely experience and mobility of the overseas Chinese students and scholars responding to emerging new patterns of mobility. Topics include but are not restricted to:

  1. China’s role as an education provider for mobile students and scholars
  2. Brain drain, brain gain and brain circulation of the overseas Chinese
  3. The individual mobility trajectory of Chinese students
  4. Job search and employability of Chinese graduates
  5. Identity and integration of the overseas Chinese
  6. Regional or national facilities in promoting mobility of students and scholars

Chinese Education and Society is published by Taylor & Francis.

Please send your proposed paper title and abstract within 250 words to the issue editors: Dr Dian Liu at , and Professor Ming Cheng at , by the date July 31, 2019. The abstract contains aim of the study, research methods, main arguments and a summary of findings. Acceptance of abstracts will be made by August 30, 2019, and a full manuscript between 4,000-6,000 words will be invited to be submitted by December 31, 2019, including full text, reference list and appendices (if applicable). All the submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review. We thank your contribution to the special issue!


Altbach, P. G., et al. (2019). Trends in global higher education: Tracking an academic revolution. Brill.

Science Net. (2017, 1 March). Ministry of Education Releases 2016 Statistics for Outgoing and Incoming Education in China, Retrieved from

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