Research Highlights

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800-1,200 words reports of latest research publications and projects in any area of Chinese education mobilities are shared here. Authors may provide a 200-word Chinese abstract for each report. Refer to Author Guidelines for more instructions.

Our latest research reports:

Overall Trends  | Academic Mobility  |  Student Mobility  | Rural-Urban Relation  |  Ethnicity  |  Gender and Sexuality  |  Institutional Mobility  |  Teacher Mobility  |  Language Mobility  |  Knowledge Mobility


  1. Dr Yuriko Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) examines what influences the direction and magnitude of Asian student mobility. This is based on her latest article published in Compare.
  2. Dr Yang Hong (Shaanxi Normal University, China) reveals ethnographic insights into the hopes and ambitions of left-behind children in rural China. This is base don her latest monograph published by Routledge. Listen to an interview with Yang here, and watch the interview here.
  3. Baiwen Peng (Education University of Hong Kong) discusses Chinese migrant parents’ involvement in their left-behind children’s shadow education. This is based on his latest article published in Hungarian Educational Research Journal.
  4. Drs Lin Chen and Felicia F. Tian (Fudan University, China) reveal how the rural-urban gap in China have impacted on the career preparation trajectories of students in a Chinese elite university. This is based on their latest article published in International Studies in Sociology of Education.
  5. Dr Xing Xu (Sichuan International Studies University, China) and Professor Ly Tran (Deakin University, Australia) discuss how Chinese doctoral students navigated a disrupted study trajectory during COVID19. This is based on their latest article published in Journal of Studies in International Education.
  6. Jing YU (University of California Santa Barbara, USA) reveals the impact of COVID19 on Chinese international student mobility in the US. This is based on her latest article published in Journal of International Students.
  7. A/P Fran Martin (University of Melbourne, Australia) introduces her forthcoming book Dreams of Flight: The Lives of Chinese Women Students in the West‘, by Duke University Press.
  8. Dr Lena Kaufmann (University of Zurich, Switzerland) introduces her open access book ‘Rural-Urban Migration and Agro-Technological Change in Post-Reform China‘, by Amsterdam University Press.
  9. Dr Yumei Li (Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, China) tells the story of a female college student from rural China–‘Living with solitude’. This is based on her latest paper published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
  10. Dr Canglong Wang (University of Hull, UK) examines the meaning of cosmopolitanism and its role in citizen formation in the context of Confucian education in contemporary China. This is based on his latest research article published in Chinese Education & Society.
  11. Drs Wen Xu (East China Normal University) and Jorge Knijnik (Western Sydney University) discuss how the Chinese language classroom can be a pedagogic emancipatory space in Australia. This is based on their recent article published in British Educational Research Journal.
  12. A/Professor Wenqin Shen (Peking University, China) reveals why students leave elite Chinese universities for doctoral studies abroad. This is based on his recent co-authored article published in International Journal of Educational Development.
  13. Dr Dongsheng Xu (Beijing Sport University, China) discusses academics’ views on Chinese Students’ Academic Transition into Undergraduate Studies in Britain. This is based on his latest book chapter.
  14. Dr Benjamin Green (Beijing Normal University, China) shares latest research on Problematizing Creative Labor Within Knowledge Socialism in China. This is based on his latest article published in Postdigital Science and Education.
  15. Professor Rachel Murphy (University of Oxford) introduces her latest research on left-behind children in rural China, revealing the complex daily struggles, emotional toll and trenchant inequalities experienced by these children and their labour migrant parents. This is based on her recent book ‘The Children of China’s Great Migration‘ published by Cambridge University Press. Listen to a podcast and watch a video where Rachel speaks about this book.
  16. Xiaojie Li (University of Arizona, USA) shares how Chinese students on transnational education programmes make mobility choices. This is based on her recent co-authored article published in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.
  17. Dr Joshua McKeown (SUNY, USA) discusses the complexities about the questionable impacts of China’s visiting scholars programmes in their home institutions’ internationalization efforts. This is based on his latest article published in Journal of Contemporary China.
  18. Shanshan Jiang (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) shares her fascinating research on Chinese overseas students’ rising nationalism, racialization and spaces of exclusion as they move for transnational education from their hometown of Shenzhen to Lakeside in the USA. This is based on her recent articles published in British Journal of Sociology of Education and Comparative Education Review. Watch a lecture video on these articles.
  19. Dr Roger Tyers (University of Nottingham, UK) discusses barriers to enduring pro-environmental behaviour change among Chinese students returning home from the UK. This is based on his recent article published in Environmental Sociology.
  20. Professors Mei Tian and Genshu Lu (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China) introduce their recent Special Issue on International Students in China, which was published in the Journal of International Students.
  21. Ms Minghui Hou (Old Dominion University, USA) expounds on her duoethnographic reflections on international education equity for doctoral students. This is based on her recent co-authored article published in International Journal of Doctoral Studies.
  22. Dr Xing Xu (Sichuan International Studies University, China) discusses the enactment of agency of internationally mobile female Chinese PhD students in Australia through a gender perspective. This is based on her latest article published in The Australian Educational Researcher.
  23. Dr Geng Wang (Tianjin University, China) reveals the meritocratic discourse and perceptions of popular stereotyping of Vocational Education and Training ( VET) students in China. This is based on her latest article published in Discourse.
  24. Mr Yifei Liang (University of Queensland), Dr Kun Dai (Peking University) and Dr Kelly Matthews (University of Queensland) introduce how the concept of Students as Partners (SaP) has transformed the teacher and student identities in Chinese higher education. This is based on their latest article published in International Journal of Chinese Education.
  25. Drs Huaping Li (Shanghai Normal University) and Cristina Costa (Durham University) discuss how Chinese and Scottish student-teachers negotiate their study abroad experiences. This is based on their latest article published in Compare.
  26. Dr Willy Sier (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) reveals the gender dilemmas and price of aspirations for rural education migrants in China. This is based on her two latest articles published in Gender, Place & Culture and The European Journal of Development Research.
  27. Drs Xin Su (Henan University, China), Neil Harrison and Robyn Moloney (Macquire university, Australia) discuss the value of Xinjiang class to ethnic minority students through adopting a capability approach. This is based on their latest article published in The Qualitative Report.
  28. Professor Paul Willis’ new book ‘Being Modern in China’ (Polity Press) is introduced. This will be accompanied by a podcast episode with Paul to be released soon.
  29. Dr Luke Lu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) reveals the insignificance of race in the narratives of elite immigrant Chinese-ethnic students in Singapore’s schools. This is based on his latest article published in Journal of Language, Identity & Education.
  30. Dr Roie Yellinek (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Israel) discusses how Confucius Institutes in the Arab world act as a tool of influence for China to exert its soft-power. This is based on his recent co-authored article published in Comparative Strategy.
  31. Dr Siqi Zhang (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Durham University) discuss how Chinese women students construct their transnational distinction from an embodied cultural capital perspective. This is based on their latest article published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education. Watch a video on this paper.
  32. Ben Mulvey and Dr William Lo (Education University of Hong Kong) reveal how international students are constructed in Chinese higher education policy. This bas based on their latest article published in Globalisation, Societies and Education.
  33. Dr Siyu Chen (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China) discusses how prospective applicants to Western elite universities in Chinese high schools compete for privilege through (re)production of aspiration in an entrepreneurship competition. This is based on her latest article published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education. Watch a video on this paper.
  34. Dr Tang T. Heng (Nanyang Technological University) reveals her latest research insights on the role of theory in qualitative research on Chinese international students. This is based on her recent article published in Journal of International Students.
  35. Dr Geng Wang (Tianjin University, China) discusses the construction of false consciousness among vocational college students’ aspiration and agency in China. This is based on her recent co-authored article published in Journal of Vocational Education & Training.
  36. Dr Kun Dai (Peking University, China) and Dr Ian Hardy (University of Queensland, Australia) reveal the micro-politics of cultural change from a doctoral student’s perspective in Australia. This is based on their latest co-authored article in Oxford Review of Education.
  37. Ben Mulvey (Education University of Hong Kong) explicates the logics underpinning African students’ decision to study in China and discusses structural factors that shape their decisions. This is based on his recent article in Population, Space and Place. Listen to an interview with Ben. Read the summary of this interview. Watch a video on this paper.
  38. Dr Michiko Weinmann, Dr Rod Neilsen (Deakin University, Australia) and Sophia Slavich unpack the discourses of teaching and learning Chinese in Australian schools. This is based on their upcoming book chapter.
  39. Dr Xiantong Zhao (Southwest University, China) discusses how Chinese undergraduate students conceive of learning in transnational programmes. This is based on his co-authored article recently published in SAGE Open.
  40. Dr Xing Xu (Sichuan International Studies University, China) and Drs Helena Sit and Shen Chen (University of Newcastle, Australia) expound on Chinese doctoral students’ developmental journeys in Australia. This is based on their recent article published in Higher Education Research and Development.
  41. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Durham University, UK) reveals how time and class shape the career imagination of Chinese international students in UK universities. This is based on her recent open access article published in Time and Society. Watch a video on this paper.
  42. Dr Jingran Yu (Southern University of Science and Technology, China) examines Chinese students’ perceptions and experiences in consuming UK transnational higher education in China. This is based on her recent article published in Sociological Research Online. Watch a video with Dr Yu.
  43. Dr Lisa Yiu (University of Hong Kong) discusses educational injustice induced by high-stake testing through expounding on the academic experiences of rural migrant children in Shanghai’s public schools. This is based on her recent article published in Comparative Education Review.
  44. Ms Jiexiu Chen (Institute of Education, UCL) depicts the emotional suffering and hysterisis effect in rural students’ first encounter with urban universities in China. This is based on her recent article published in Sociological Research Online.
  45. Dr Adam Poole (Beijing Foreign Studies University) tells a story about how his personal experiences of engaging with Beatles’ music informs him about his research on international school teachers in China. This is based on his most recent article published in Journal of Research in International Education. Watch a video on this research.
  46. Professor Bingqin Li (University of New South Wales) and Dr Yang Shen (Shanghai Jiaotong University) discuss how women academics fulfil KPIs in an age of Two-Child Policy in China. This is based on their recent article published in Studies in Higher Education.
  47. Dr Jinting Wu (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) critically rethinks scale in globalisation and education by examining the phenomenon of Confucian revival in contemporary China. This is based on her recent article in Globalisation, Societies and Education.
  48. Dr Ji Ruan (Hanshan Normal University, China) discusses “Bribery with Chinese characteristics” and the use of guanxi to obtain admission to prestigious secondary schools in urban China. This is based on his recent article in Critical Asian Studies.
  49. Dr Zhenjie Yuan and Professor Hong Zhu (Guangzhou University) reveal fascinating insights into subjectivity uncertainty of Uyghur elite students on a life-transforming journey. This is based on their recent open access article published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  50. Dr Jinjin Lu (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan) discusses how WeChat as a public platform can strengthen Chinese academics’ global competitiveness and shares her autoethnographic account on her early career research trajectory between Australia and China. This is based on her recent article in Culture and Education and article in Interlitteraria.
  51. Drs Sin Yee Koh (Monash University Malaysia), Chang-Yau Hoon and Noor Azam Haji-Othman (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) expound on the discrepant discourses, multifaceted realities and institutional barriers amid the ‘Mandarin Fever’ and Chinese language learning in Brunei’s middle schools. This is based on their latest article in Asian Studies Review.
  52. Yihan WU (City University of Hong Kong) discusses factors influencing career decision making of Chinese students studying overseas. This is based on her recent article published in Frontiers of Education in China.
  53. Dr Jean Michel Montsion (York University, Canada) reveals the emotional labour performed by Chinese international students in Canadian universities. This is based on his recent article published in Migration, Mobility, & Displacement.
  54. Huan (Lillian) Chen (University of North Texas) discusses how Chinese international students in the USA view seeking mental health services. This is based on her recent co-authored article published in Journal of International Students.
  55. Ying Yang, Jenna Mittelmeire, Miguel Antonio Lim and Sylvie Lomer (University of Manchester, UK) discuss their findings and policy recommendations for UK universities based on their recently published report: ‘Chinese international student recruitment during the COVID-19 crisis: education agents’ practices and reflections‘.
  56. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Durham University, UK) reveals how rural-origin Chinese academics from impoverished backgrounds navigate academia through institutional and cross-border educational mobilities in an attempt to mitigate rural-urban inequalities in China. This is based on her recent publication in Policy Reviews in Higher Education.
  57. Dr Hanwei Li (University of Manchester) shares insights on how to retain Chinese students as global talent in Finland, especially regarding how to enhance their economic and social integration. This is based on her latest article published in Sustainability.
  58. Professor Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki) discusses the Chinese Minzu individuals’ identity in relation to their study abroad experience, together with his co-authors Sude, Mei Yuan (Minzu University of China) and Ning Chen (Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts). This is based on their recent article published in International Journal of Educational Research.
  59. Ben Mulvey (Education University of Hong Kong) conceptualises the discourse of student mobility between ‘periphery’ and ‘semi-periphery’ by drawing on the case of Africa and China. This is based on his recent publication in Higher Education. Listen to an interview with Ben. Read the summary of this interview.
  60. Dr Bingyu Wang (Sun Yat-sen University, China) discusses the emotions and migration aspirations amongst western scholars working at Sino-foreign universities, reflecting the emerging academic mobility trend from the Global North to South. This is based on her recent co-authored paper (with Jingfu Chen) published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  61. Drs Mengwei Tu (East China University of Science and Technology) and Kailing Xie (University of Warwick) reveal insights into the gendered mobility experiences among highly educated Chinese female migrants in the UK. This is based on their recent article published in Social Inclusion.
  62. Dr Ting-Fai Yu (Monash University Malaysia) discusses his ethnographic research on queer Chinese Malaysian students’ educational mobility to Taiwan. This is based on his recent publication in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  63. Dr Shuning Liu (Ball State University, USA) reveals insights into a form of ‘elite schooling’ in China, discussing how international school programmes prepare Chinese students for U.S. college applications. This is based on her book: Neoliberalism, Globalization, and “Elite” Education in China: Becoming International (Routledge 2020). Listen to the podcast episode. Read the summary of the podcast interview.
  64. Dr I Lin Sin (Independent Scholar) discusses the value of Transnational Education (TNE) to international students and graduates, particularly in Malaysia and Hong Kong. This is based on her recent co-authored article (with Maggi Leung and Johanna Waters) published in Compare.
  65. Chong Zhang (Durham University) investigates the inequality of bypassing the ‘Great Fire Wall’ (GFW) in mainland China, and the possible difference in some “capital-enhancing” uses of the Internet between GFW-bypassing netizens and those still suffer from strict Internet censorship. This entry on Chinese knowledge mobility is based on his recent publication in First Monday.
  66. Dr Xiao Ma (East China University of Science and Technology) explores how (non-)expatriate South Korean parents choose schools for their children in China through lenses of ‘rooted cosmopolitanism’ and ‘transversal politics’. This is based on her recent publication in the Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.
  67. Dr Anita Chan (Education University of Hong Kong) discusses how mobilities and schooling experiences of Chinese cross-border students affect their sense of belonging to Hong Kong. This is based on her recent co-authored article published in Children and Youth Services Review.
  68. Dr Jisun Jung (University of Hong Kong) reveals insights into how ‘local’ and ‘non-local’ doctoral students in Hong Kong are stressed with different factors. This is based on her recent publication in International Journal of Chinese Education.
  69. Dr Xin Xu (许心), Dr Heath Rose, and Prof. Alis Oancea (University of Oxford, UK) discuss the scale, structure, and influences of incentive schemes for humanities and social sciences international publications in China. This entry reports findings from Dr Xu’s three recent publications in Research Evaluation, Studies in Higher Education (with Dr Heath Rose and Prof. Alis Oancea), and Higher Education.
  70. Dr Hui Yu (South China Normal University) reveals how rural-to-urban migrant parents and children navigate marginalisation and inclusion in urban schools in China. This is based on his recent articles published in Australian Educational Researcher and Educational Philosophy and Theory.
  71. Dr Ryan Allen (Chapman University, USA) explores how institutions in China conceptualise world-class status through university rankings by drawing on his recent article in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.
  72. Dr Kun Dai (Peking University, China) discusses how Chinese learners navigate ‘learning gaps’ across two systems in a transnational HE education programme. This is based on his recent co-authored article (with Kelly Matthews and Peter Renshaw) in Higher Education Research and Development.
  73. Dr Jia Li (Yunnan University, China) explores how Myanmar ethnic minority students in a borderland school in Yunnan negotiate language ideologies in the learning of Putonghua. This is based on her recent co-authored article (with Dr Bin Ai and Dr Jie Zhang) in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
  74. Dr Yang Song (Fudan University, Shanghai, China) reveals the implicit hegemonic hierarchies that international and Chinese students subscribe to in English-language-medium programmes in China. This is based on her recent publication in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
  75. Dr Yinni Peng (Hong Kong Baptist University) discusses the opportunities and struggles of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong by drawing on her latest publications in Population, Space and Place and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  76. Dr Tingting Yuan (Bath Spa University) reflects on international students’ voice in China’s higher education in relation to scholarship provision. This is based on her recent article in Journal of International Students.
  77. Mengyang Li (University of Hong Kong) reveals the major challenges that English-language academic journals from China have faced amid the global knowledge asymmetries. This is based on her recent co-authored article (with Prof Rui Yang) in Higher Education.
  78. Dr Jiaxin Chen (Lingnan University, Hong Kong/East China Normal University) discusses how rural migrant children in China’s cities resist schooling, by drawing on her latest article published in British Journal of Sociology of Education.
  79. Ben Mulvey (Education University of Hong Kong) discusses the positive and negative experiences of Ugandan graduates from Chinese universities in relation to China’s strategy of employing international student recruitment for public diplomacy . This is based on his recent article published in Higher Education Policy.
  80. Dr Yingyi Ma (Syracuse University, USA) reveals how Chinese students studying in the US have to withdraw into their peer groups for comfort and support in navigating their study-abroad experience. This is based on her forthcoming book ‘Ambitious and Anxious‘ to be published by Columbia University Press.
  81. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Durham University, UK) discusses how class and politics have impacted on working-class Hong Kong students (‘diaspora at home’) who pursue higher education in mainland China. This is based on her recent article published in International Studies in Sociology of Education.
  82. Dr Shanshan Lan (University of Amsterdam) reveals the emotional burdens of of youxue (Study and Travel) among mobile Chinese youth in Italy. This is based on her latest article published in International Migration.
  83. Dr Yuriko Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) discusses the relationship between Asian students’ (including Chinese students’) brain circulation and Japanese companies. This is based on her latest article published in Asian Education and Development Studies. 
  84. Dr Min Yu (Wayne State University, USA) discusses the politics of schooling for migrant children in urban China by drawing on perspectives from social movements and community mobilization. This is based on findings drawn from her monograph and published articles.
  85. Dr Kun Dai (Peking University, China) discusses how Chinese mobile students navigate transnational fields in articulation programmes with Australian institutions. This is based on his latest co-authored article in Educational Philosophy and Theory.
  86. Xiaye Huang (Exeter University, UK) introduces her doctoral research on Chinese international students’ perception of employability using photo-elicitation techniques.
  87. Dr Meng Cheng (Beijing Normal University, China) introduces his research on the schooling and family experiences of rural students in elite universities in contemporary China. This is based on his recent book ‘College Material’ and Their Cultural Production and his series of journal articles. 中文版本
  88. A new research project that uses Digital Storytelling to explore how Chinese international students understand career and employment, led by Dr Cora Xu (Durham University), in collaboration with Dr Yang Hu (Lancaster University) is available here.
  89. Dr Shanshan Lan (University of Amsterdam) examines the intersections between the regulatory, the commercial, and the social dimensions of the educational migration infrastructure in China in her article on China’s self-funded study abroad market, published in International Migration.
  90. Dr Willy Sier (University of Amsterdam) discusses the unequal access to quality higher education for rural-origin youth in China and the reproduction of rural-urban inequalities in the urban Chinese labour market. This is based on her PhD research and a few forthcoming articles.
  91. Yuyang Kang (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) examines the nuances of institutional social capital cultivation among students on an international branch campus in China. This is based on her recently published chapter in Contesting Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education. 
  92. Dr Yi’En Cheng (National University of Singapore) reveals comparative insights into youth politics, citizenship and social actions of students at two liberal arts universities in Shanghai and Hong Kong. This is based on his recent article published in Space and Polity. A relevant article is also published in Area.
  93. Dr Bingyu Wang (Sun Yat-sen University, China) discusses how Chinese scholars returning from the Global North to South encounter precarity and engage in temporal labour to reframe their temporal experiences,  contributing to the ‘temporal turn’ in migration studies.  This is based on her article published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. A relevant article has just been published in Time and Society. 
  94. Dr Jie Ma (Xiamen University, China) introduces the strategic and contingent interrelations in Sino-UK higher education partnerships. This is based on her recent article in Journal of Studies in International Education.
  95. Yanbo Hao (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) discusses the gendered mobility aspirations in the study-to-work transition of Chinese international graduates at Dutch universities. This is based on his Master’s thesis supervised by Dr Maggi Leung.
  96. Professor Shibao Guo (University of Calgary, Canada) discusses how internationally educated Chinese academics build their transnational communities of practice through their sociocultural learning. This is based on his co-authored article with Ling Lei published in Adult Education Quarterly.
  97. Dr Hannah Soong (University of South Australia) offers a brief introduction on the experiences, expectations and long-term plans of Chinese students in a joint Russian-Sino degree. This is based on her co-authored article in Higher Education.
  98. Dr Adam Poole (University of Nottingham Ningbo China) discusses how teachers in an international school in Shanghai negotiate intercultural spaces and their identity in this third instalment of his research. This is based on his publication in Intercultural Communication Education. 
  99. Dr Daniel Nehring (East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai) introduces his new research project on migration experiences and career formation among European academics in China.
  100. Dr Jinting Wu (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) introduces her intriguing research on immigrant Chinese in Luxembourg’s lifelong learning, citizenship, intergenerational dynamics and transcultural negotiations. This is based on her article in International Journal of Lifelong Education and her article in Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education
  101. Dr Jinjin Lu (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan) shares her autoethnographic account in relation to how Confucianism impacts on Chinese learners’ academic achievements, moral education and education for citizenship. This is based on her recent article in Ethnography and Education.
  102. Prof Gilles Guiheux (Université de Paris, France) and Dr Simeng Wang (The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France) discuss their research into the double socialisation experienced by Chinese scholars trained in social sciences in France and return to pursue their career in higher education in China. This is based on their recent article published in China Perspectives.
  103. A/Prof Fran Martin (University of Melbourne, Australia) introduces her 5-year Australian Research Council funded project ‘Mobile Study, Mobile Selves’: An in-depth ethnographic research with 50 female students from China in universities in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. The study explores how these young women’s time in Australia affects both their gendered and their national-cultural identity.
  104. The Burnet Institute  and the University of Melbourne (Australia) published a report on ‘Intimate attitudes, practices and knowledges: Chinese-speaking international students in Australia‘, based on a survey completed by 723 Chinese-speaking students. The report can be accessed here. The authors include: Fran Martin, Can Qin, Caitlin Douglass, Megan Lim and Carol El-Hayek.
  105. Dr Adam Poole (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China) introduces the experiences of precarity among international school teachers in Shanghai by applying the notion of resilience capital. This is based on his latest publication in The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.
  106. Dr Shanshan Guan (East China Normal University, Shanghai) discusses her research into mature students’ experiences in China’s Adult Higher Education by employing Guanxi (vs social capial) and Mianzi (vs cultural capital) as analytical tools. This is based on her two latest co-authored articles in British Journal of Education Studies and Compare.
  107. Drs Mengwei Tu and Daniel Nehring (East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai) examine post-study transnational mobility among Chinese graduates with degrees from British universities, by drawing on their newly published article in International Migration.
  108. Dr Minghua Wu (Chongqing University, China) and Dr Yanjuan Hu (Southwest University, China) discuss their findings on how a Chinese doctoral candidate reconciles conceptual conflicts in cross-cultural doctoral supervision, by drawing on their newly published article in Studies in Continuing Education.
  109. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Durham University, UK) and Dr Miaoyan Yang (Xiamen University, China) tell the educational mobility stories of a Mongolian and a Tibetan student through a temporality perspective. This is based on their recently published article in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
  110. Dr Tao Li (Northeast China Normal University, China) reveals intriguing insights into his comprehensive research on the underclass in an agricultural county in Western China. 中文版本
  111. Mengyao Zhao (Bielefeld University, Germany) and Dr Yang Hu (Lancaster University) discuss migration premium from the perspective of economic returns to youth inter-province migration in post-reform China, by drawing on their newly published article in Journal of Youth Studies.
  112. Dr Tingting Yuan (Bath Spa University) introduces her latest article on China’s Africa policies in a post-2015 era published in Globalisation, Societies and Education.
  113. Dr Ailei Xie (Guangzhou University, China) discusses the rural-urban educational divides by introducing three of his latest publications on the experiences of rural Chinese university students in elite universities. He provides an apt observation on how shifting cultural practices in the current transitional era have shaped and been shaped by educational inequalities.
  114. Dr Anni Kajanus (University of Helsinki) discusses three latest publications of her innovative research into cooperation and competition in two Chinese primary schools against the social mobility backdrop.
  115. Dr Guanglun Michael Mu (Queensland University of Technology) reveals his journey to a critical sociology of Chinese education (mobilities) by introducing five of his edited and single-authored books.
  116. Dr Rob Gruijters (University of Cambridge) compares trends in educational mobility in China with those in Europe and the United States, by drawing on their newly published co-authored paper in the Chinese Journal of Sociology.
  117. Dr Adam Poole (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China) showcases his latest research into how internationalised school teachers construct cross-cultural identities in an internationalised school in Shanghai, China. He also discusses future research directions and introduces his other cutting-edge work in international teacher mobilities in China.
  118. Dr Roger Tyers (University of Southampton) discusses China-to-UK student migrants’ ‘green behaviour’ change from a social practice perspective, based on his co-authored paper.
  119. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Durham University) introduces her co-authored paper on a typology of contemporary Chinese higher education mobilities based on a systematic narrative review of more than 250 journal articles, media and government documents.
  120. Dr Xiao Ma (Leiden University) reveals fascinating ethnographic accounts of South Koreans in China: ‘The People in Between: Education, Desire and South Koreans in Contemporary China‘.
  121. Dr Hui YU (South China Normal University) interrogates the access and quality debates around experiences of rural-to-urban migrant children in Chinese urban state schools.
  122. Professor Yukari Matsuzuka (Hototsubshi University) and Dr Yuriko Sato  (Tokyo Institute of Technology) reveal details of their funded project on mobility of Asian students and changes in the funding structure of higher education.
  123. Dr Yun Yu from East China Normal University in China shares insights into church participation experiences of Chinese international students in the UK.
  124. Dr Peidong Yang from the National Institute of Education in Singapore reveals intriguing Compromise and Complicity of Indian medical students at a Chinese University.
  125. Jie Zhang from the University of Glasgow tells us her findings about changes that Chinese postgraduate taught students have experienced during their transition processes in the UK.
  126. Zhe Wang from the University of Oxford discusses how ‘non-traditional’ Chinese students make choices when pursuing postgraduate studies in the UK.
  127. Kris Lee from the University of Oxford reports on her study into ‘Educational Pathfinders? Unpacking Narrative Claims of North American and European Transnational Undergraduate Students in China‘.

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