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Setting the Scene for the Narratives to Follow

  • Lily Lei YeEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective book series (CEGP)

Abstract

This book explores a topic which has received very little attention to date, namely the identity formation and negotiation of Chinese doctoral students in relation to study abroad. This book moves away from the focus on student adaption to an exploration of agency and identity, challenging the culturalist and essentialised view of Chinese students as a homogeneous and sometimes problematic group. I first look at what is meant by globalisation and internationalisation of higher education. I then examine the phenomenon of studying abroad, followed by a review of literature on international doctoral students. I point out the importance of researching on Chinese doctoral students. I also outline the specific research questions that guide the study, and then explain the significance of the book project.

Keywords

International Doctoral Students Study abroadStudy Abroad Identity formationIdentity Formation Social integrationSocial Integration globalisationGlobalisation 
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