ERIC Number: ED523403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Chinese Learning Journeys: Chasing the Dream
Su, Feng, Ed.
Trentham Books Ltd
Eight students from mainland China chart their learning journeys across national and continental boundaries and socio-cultural contexts. The five women and three men structure their experiences of studying in China and the West around the turning points and life changing choices they made in chasing their dreams. They embody its emergent intellectual and professional cadre: it is this generation--informed by international travel and overseas study--that will play a leading role in the creation of the new China. Their dreams of the future will affect not only their own fates but also the future of Chinese civil society. "Chinese Learning Journeys" offers a scholarly resource for the academic research community working in the field of international student experience. It provides higher education practitioners with important insights into the cultural backgrounds and aspirations of overseas students. Those responsible for overseas student recruitment and welfare will find it invaluable, as will those working in the areas of language support and academic writing... and other students who are chasing the dream. Chapters of this book include: (1) A Chinese Lecturer in an English University: An Unfinished Journey (Feng Su); (2) A Shanghainese solicitor in London: "By Endurance We Conquer" (Jue Jun Lu); (3) A Chinese Academic in a Welsh university: Luck, Reality, Dream (Anwei Feng); (4) An Undergraduate Student in Liverpool: A Woman's Struggle (Xiang Li); (5) An Uyghur Linguist at an English University: Intercultural Encounters (Mamtimyn Sunuodula); (6) A Doctoral Student in Manchester: Becoming an Independent Learner (Xiaowei Zhou); (7) A Post-Doctoral Researcher in Hong Kong: "I am Not Who I Used to Be" (Wenli Wu); (8) A Teacher of Foreign Language in Hong Kong: The Centrality of Language (Jesse Chiu Lai Yi); and (9) Epilogue--Realising the Dream (Jon Nixon).
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Student Recruitment, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Asian Culture, Cultural Differences, Social Change, College Faculty, Student Characteristics, Personal Narratives, Graduate Students, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong; United Kingdom