International Students in China: A Dream Come True?

  • Fred Dervin
  • Anu Härkönen
  • Xiangyun Du
Part of the Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective book series (CEGP)


In this chapter, the editors problematize the topic of the volume by examining official discourses, examples of students’ narratives and recent research on international students in China. They note the lack of substantial research on the topic, especially in relation to interculturality—a central them for study abroad. The chapter ends with a presentation of the chapters composing the volume.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Dervin
    • 1
  • Anu Härkönen
    • 2
  • Xiangyun Du
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.International AffairsTurku University of Applied SciencesTurkuFinland
  3. 3.Confucius InstituteAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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