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ERIC Number: EJ1035562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
A Fraught Exchange? U.S. Media on Chinese International Undergraduates and the American University
Abelmann, Nancy; Kang, Jiyeon
Journal of Studies in International Education, v18 n4 p382-397 Sep 2014
In this article, we analyze the U.S. media discourse on Chinese international undergraduate students, the largest international student group since 2009. The discourse describes a market "exchange", but reveals a struggle between: on the one hand, "a fair exchange"--between excellent Chinese students and world-class American liberal education; and, on the other hand, a "faltering exchange"--between ethically suspect and inassimilable Chinese students and a mercenary and possibly mediocre American university. We argue that this media reporting builds on long-standing seemingly contradictory images of an alluring China market and a threatening "Yellow Peril." We suggest that this media contest indexes the challenges of campus internationalization; just as the media questions real value on both sides of the exchange, so too is the campus encounter fragile and fraught.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United States