ERIC Number: EJ901713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Globalisation, Transnational Academic Mobility and the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora: An Australian Case Study
Yang, Rui; Welch, Anthony R.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v31 n5 p593-607 Dec 2010
The master discourses of economic globalisation and the knowledge economy each cite knowledge diasporas as vital "trans-national human capital". Based on a case study of a major Australian university, this article examines the potential to deploy China's large and highly-skilled diaspora in the service of Chinese and Australian scientific and technological development. It finds that at a time when much of the world is deeply mired in a global financial crisis, this treasured resource of highly-skilled intellectuals assumes even greater significance. Meanwhile, there are key challenges to be confronted to fully utilise China's overseas talent. It argues that the Chinese knowledge diaspora are a modern kind of cosmopolitan "literati", and could contribute actively to higher education internationalisation in both Australia and China.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Case Studies, Universities, Technological Advancement, Scientific Research, Foreign Nationals, Faculty Mobility, Brain Drain, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; China