Research Highlights


800-1,200 words reports of latest research publications and projects in any area of Chinese education mobilities are shared here. Authors will provide a 200-word Chinese abstract for each report. Refer to Author Guidelines for more instructions.

Our latest research reports:

  1. Dr Adam Poole (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China) showcases his latest research into how internationalised school teachers construct cross-cultural identities in an internationalised school in Shanghai, China. He also discusses future research directions and introduces his other cutting-edge work in international teacher mobilities in China.
  2. Dr Roger Tyers (University of Southampton) discusses China-to-UK student migrants’ ‘green behaviour’ change from a social practice perspective, based on his co-authored paper.
  3. Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Keele University) introduces her co-authored paper on a typology of contemporary Chinese higher education mobilities based on a systematic narrative review of more than 250 journal articles, media and government documents.
  4. Dr Xiao Ma (Leiden University) reveals fascinating ethnographic accounts of South Koreans in China: ‘The People in Between: Education, Desire and South Koreans in Contemporary China‘.
  5. Dr Hui YU (South China Normal University) interrogates the access and quality debates around experiences of rural-to-urban migrant children in Chinese urban state schools.
  6. Professor Yukari Matsuzuka (Hototsubshi University) and Dr Yuriko Sato  (Tokyo Institute of Technology) reveal details of their funded project on mobility of Asian students and changes in the funding structure of higher education.
  7. Dr Yun Yu from East China Normal University in China shares insights into church participation experiences of Chinese international students in the UK.
  8. Dr Peidong Yang from the National Institute of Education in Singapore reveals intriguing Compromise and Complicity of Indian medical students at a Chinese University.
  9. Jie Zhang from the University of Glasgow tells us her findings about changes that Chinese postgraduate taught students have experienced during their transition processes in the UK.
  10. Zhe Wang from the University of Oxford discusses how ‘non-traditional’ Chinese students make choices when pursuing postgraduate studies in the UK.
  11. Kris Lee from the University of Oxford reports on her study into ‘Educational Pathfinders? Unpacking Narrative Claims of North American and European Transnational Undergraduate Students in China‘.

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