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Higher Education and Career Prospects in China

Authors: Tian, Felicia F., Chen, Lin

  • Considers the school-to-work transition experience by young adults in China
  • Follows a cohort of social science majors in an elite university in China for four years
  • Examines student conceptualization and construction of careers 
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About this book

This book explores how students in China vary in their understanding of careers upon arrival at college and how these initial differences develop into distinctive career preparation pathways. Drawing on survey data, students’ self-reflections, and semi-structured interviews over the four years, the book examines students’ engagement in curricular and extracurricular activities, as well as their interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and how this affects their ability to navigate, develop, and cultivate career prospects and relevant skills. It also considers how colleges may aggravate social inequality rather than equalize among students with divergent family backgrounds through cumulative advantage framework, impacting on their conceptualization and construction of careers. Addressing a key generation in a key market, this text will interest students, scholars and practitioners in sociology, social work, education, and public policy, career counselling, student affairs, human resources, and education policy. 

About the authors

Felicia F. Tian is an Associate Professor of Sociology in Fudan University, China. Her research interests include transition to adulthood, social networks, and social stratification and mobility. She published From Youth to Adulthood: Social Transformation, Class Differentiation, and Transition to Adulthood in Urban China [In Chinese] (2016).


Lin Chen is an Associate Professor of Social Work in Fudan University, China. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, social identities, interpersonal relationships, decision-making, and long-term care. She published Evolving Eldercare in Contemporary China: Two Generations, One Decision (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

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  • Rural–Urban Inequality in Chinese Higher Education

    Pages 21-39

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  • WU, the Prestigious Path, and Initial Difference

    Pages 41-63

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  • Advantage Begets Advantage

    Pages 65-83

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  • Keep Searching, Keep Trying: Always Have Hope

    Pages 85-105

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eBook $59.99
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  • Due: March 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1510-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Due: February 28, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1509-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and Career Prospects in China
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1510-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1510-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1509-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 169
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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