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Student Mobilities and International Education in Asia

Emotional Geographies of Knowledge Spaces

  • Ravinder K. Sidhu
  • Ho Kong Chong
  • Brenda S. A. Yeoh

Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ravinder K. Sidhu, Ho Kong Chong, Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    Pages 1-29
  3. Ravinder K. Sidhu, Ho Kong Chong, Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    Pages 31-55
  4. Ravinder K. Sidhu, Ho Kong Chong, Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    Pages 57-83
  5. Ravinder K. Sidhu, Ho Kong Chong, Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    Pages 85-114
  6. Ravinder K. Sidhu, Ho Kong Chong, Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    Pages 115-136
  7. Ravinder K. Sidhu, Ho Kong Chong, Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    Pages 137-160
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book

Introduction

“This is a beautifully written work that sets the imagination alight. Its inquiry into space/borders/emotions is at the cutting edge of studies of mobility. In bringing their student subjects alive for us, Sidhu, Ho and Yeoh have placed student movement and regional identity within Asia at the centre of world attention.”

Simon Marginson, Professor of Higher Education, University of Oxford, UK, and Director of the ESRC/OFSRE Centre for Global Higher Education

 

This book investigates why students choose to study in key Asian cities, and how this trend relates to the strategic intent of states and universities to build ‘knowledge economies’ and ‘world-class’ profiles. Drawing on substantial theoretical and empirical research, the authors examine the emotional geographies of East Asian international education, and offer new analytical insights into the relations between emotions, nation and subjectivity. The book challenges Eurocentric views of Asia as a space of volatile nationalist rivalries. By offering richly textured portraits of mobile students, it questions contemporary memes about the utility-maximising Asian learner. This is a thought-provoking text that will appeal to university researchers, academics and students interested in the changing architectures of international education.

 

Ravinder K. Sidhu is Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia.

 

Ho Kong Chong is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

 

Brenda S. A. Yeoh is Raffles Professor of Social Science in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Keywords

student mobility and migration in Asia foreign talent recruitment transnational student migrants internationalization of higher education academic mobility socio-political collective identities formation of regional identity regional solidarity among students

Authors and affiliations

  • Ravinder K. Sidhu
    • 1
  • Ho Kong Chong
    • 2
  • Brenda S. A. Yeoh
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyNational University of SingaporeKent RidgeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of GeographyNational University of SingaporeKent RidgeSingapore

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