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Introduction

This book examines the Singapore government’s controversial practice of recruiting students from China and granting them full scholarships on the condition of a service “bond”. It offers detailed ethnographic accounts of the Chinese “foreign talent” students’ educational and cross-cultural experiences in Singapore to illustrate the complex intersections between international mobility and educational desire. In doing so, the book presents contemporary Singapore society’s concerns over immigration and cross-cultural encounters from a unique perspective.

Keywords

educational desire Foreign talent educational mobility international students interculturality social identity China Singapore

Authors and affiliations

  • Peidong Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59143-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59142-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59143-2
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