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ERIC Number: ED361824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Pages: 14
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China-Born Communication Scholars in the U.S.--Opportunities and Challenges.
Zhao, Xinshu
Although Chinese-speaking men and women constitute the largest group of international graduate students in the United States, contrary to expectations, some China-born communication scholars have had difficulties publishing their China studies in the United States. If a China-born scholar conducts two studies, one based on data from China and one based on data from the United States, he or she would have an easier time publishing the American-oriented material. Even though China-born scholars can find plenty of research questions about China, because they want to succeed in the United States, many involve themselves in American-related research. In the process many develop a strong personal interest in such research topics. However, if most China-born scholars and students avoid China-related research topics, the research community and society on both sides of the Pacific may lose the opportunity to benefit from the unique knowledge that resides with this group of researchers. Future discussion should center on: (1) a refereed academic journal in communication primarily for Chinese speakers; (2) adoption of promotion criteria by Chinese area universities which give more credit for publication in Chinese journals; and (3) awareness of China-born students in the United States of the dual-master situation--that is, that needs and interests are different in each country. (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China