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Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective

Intercultural Experience and Identity

Narratives of Chinese Doctoral Students in the UK

Authors: Ye, Lily Lei

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  • Addresses the question of intercultural education from a sociological perspective
  • Examines the experiences of Mainland Chinese doctoral students without resorting to essentialism or 'othering'
  • Provides a filter through which the experiences of the wider international student community can be seen
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About this book

This book examines the identity formation and negotiation of Chinese doctoral students in the UK, and the opportunity for self-transformation this experience offers. As the largest group of international students in the English-speaking world, Mainland Chinese students encounter a range of difficulties and prospects that may be relevant to the wider international student community. Using extensive qualitative and empirical data, the author explores the narratives of eleven Chinese doctoral students at two British universities through a sociological perspective. Balancing analysis with solid theoretical framework and the voices of the students themselves, the author moves away from essentialism and ‘othering’, instead shining a light on the effects of globalisation, internationalisation and recent policy strategies. This volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of comparative and international education, identity formation, intercultural communication, the sociology of education and study abroad.

About the authors

Lily Lei Ye is Associate Professor in the School of Language and Culture at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China. Her research interests include culture studies, the sociology of education, comparative and international education, applied linguistics, intercultural communication and the sociology of fashion. 

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“The burgeoning literature on Chinese international students is dominated by writers and researchers from host institutions who inevitably present issues through the prism of their own experience. Lily Ye, in contrast is one of a small but growing generation of Chinese writers who have received their post-graduate education in the English-speaking world and are thus able to draw both on the perspectives of fellow students and on their own lived experience. Dr Ye’s use of Giddens’ project of the reflective self to interpret the narratives of Chinese PhD students is original, exciting, challenging and illuminating. Participants emerge not as passive victims of a system where they often face multiple disadvantages, but as active agents who mould their international experiences in ways which mirror their aspirations.” (Professor Viv Edwards, University of Reading, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91373-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Experience and Identity
Book Subtitle
Narratives of Chinese Doctoral Students in the UK
Authors
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
978-3-319-91373-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91373-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91372-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08238-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 281
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