Student Mobility

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  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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Ying YangJenna MittelmeireMiguel 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‘.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Keele 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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. 
  49. 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.
  50. Xiaye Huang (Exeter University, UK) introduces her doctoral research on Chinese international students’ perception of employability using photo-elicitation techniques.
  51. A new research project that uses Digital Storytelling to explore how Chinese international students understand career and employment, led by Dr Cora Xu (Keele University), in collaboration with Dr Yang Hu (Lancaster University) is available here.
  52. 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. 
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Keele 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. Dr Yun Yu from East China Normal University in China shares insights into church participation experiences of Chinese international students in the UK.
  68. Dr Peidong Yang from the National Institute of Education in Singapore reveals intriguing Compromise and Complicity of Indian medical students at a Chinese University.
  69. 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.
  70. Zhe Wang from the University of Oxford discusses how ‘non-traditional’ Chinese students make choices when pursuing postgraduate studies in the UK.
  71. 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‘.