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Author Yang, Peidong, 1985- author

Title International mobility and educational desire : Chinese foreign talent students in Singapore / Peidong Yang
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Anthropological Studies of Education
Palgrave pivot
Anthropological studies of dducation
Palgrave pivot.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Contexts: Singapore's foreign talent programs and the Chinese middle school as a recruiting ground -- 3. Selecting scholars for Singapore: the SM2 program -- 4. Singlish and the Singaporean: cross-cultural encounter and othering -- 5. Being "very China": self-consciousness and identity transformation -- 6. Desiring an education: scholarly idealism and anti-scholarly entrepreneurialism
Summary This book examines the Singapore government's controversial practice of recruiting students from China and granting them full scholarships on the condition of a service "bond". It offers detailed ethnographic accounts of the Chinese "foreign talent" students' educational and cross-cultural experiences in Singapore to illustrate the complex intersections between international mobility and educational desire. In doing so, the book presents contemporary Singapore society's concerns over immigration and cross-cultural encounters from a unique perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 9, 2016)
Subject Chinese students -- Singapore.
Education, Higher -- Singapore.
Education and state -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Emigration and immigration.
Singapore -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- Singapore.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016939234
ISBN 1137591420
1137591439 (electronic bk.)
9781137591432 (electronic bk.)