Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective

International Students in China

Education, Student Life and Intercultural Encounters

Editors: Dervin, Fred, Du, Xiangyun, Härkönen, Anu (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the often neglected topic of international students studying in China
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research in interculturality and study abroad
  • Examines international student experiences through a range of lenses to provide a nuanced view
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About this book

As the number of international students in Chinese higher education increases steadily, this volume is one of the first to focus on their many and varied experiences. With contributions focusing on such topics as intercultural adaptation, soft power and interculturality, language learning strategies and the intercultural, and transformations in perspective, this volume provides the reader with a broad overview of the latest advances in the field of interculturality and study abroad. While the book will appeal to a global audience of researchers, practitioners and students with an interest in Chinese higher education, it will also be of interest to all those who remain intrigued by conceptual and methodological issues of interculturality.

About the authors

Fred Dervin (文德) is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also holds other professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg and Malaysia. 

Xiangyun Du (杜翔云) is Professor in the Department of Learning and Philosophy and director of the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University, Denmark. She is also affiliated to the College of Education at Qatar University, Qatar.

Anu Härkönen is Head of International Affairs at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland and a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Reviews

“Does study abroad or international education automatically contribute to the development of intercultural competence? Which factors affect the outcomes of international education? What particular intercultural experiences can international students expect from study abroad in Chinese universities? If you are interested in these and many other questions regarding the latest advances in the field of interculturality and study abroad, you will find the reading of this gap-filling research highly intriguing and rewarding.” (Sun Youzhong, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)

“What should those who choose to study in Chinese higher education expect to gain? Knowledge of a different world or finding a new ‘me’? This book deals with these questions from varied and valuable insights, and in illuminating ways. If the true meaning of learning is “not to convince but to be thought-provoking”, then this book achieves this perfectly.” (Professor Juan Hu, Renmin University of China)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • International Students in China: A Dream Come True?

    Pages 1-14

    Dervin, Fred (et al.)

  • An Analysis of Factors Influencing International Students’ Choice of Education in China

    Pages 15-46

    Lu, Genshu (et al.)

  • Journey to the East: Intercultural Adaptation of International Students in China

    Pages 47-75

    Yang, Ping

  • British University Students Studying Abroad in China: Issues of Interculturality

    Pages 77-94

    Wang, Jiayi

  • (Re-)Conceptualising and Teaching ‘Culture’ in a Short-Term Stay Abroad Programme in China: Students from a Danish University Abroad

    Pages 95-120

    Lyngdorf, Niels Erik (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Students in China
Book Subtitle
Education, Student Life and Intercultural Encounters
Editors
  • Fred Dervin
  • Xiangyun Du
  • Anu Härkönen
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78120-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78120-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78119-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08619-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 260
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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