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Author Ye, Lily Lei

Title Intercultural Experience and Identity : Narratives of Chinese Doctoral Students in the UK / Lily Lei Ye
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Series Palgrave studies on Chinese education in a global perspective
Palgrave studies on Chinese education in a global perspective.
Contents Chapter 1. Setting the scene for narratives to follow -- Chapter 2. The story of researching Chinese international doctoral students -- Chapter 3. Engaging with the existing stories -- Chapter 4. Exploring the self through Giddens and Bourdieu -- Chapter 5. A Dialogue with the past: thinking through life-style choices -- Chapter 6. Surviving and thriving in a foreign land: keeping the narrative going -- Chapter 7. Growing and becoming: the expanded self -- Chapter 8. Bringing the future into the present: thinking through imagined future trajectories
Summary This book examines the identity formation and negotiation of Chinese doctoral students in the UK, and the opportunity for self-transformation this experience offers. As the largest group of international students in the English-speaking world, Mainland Chinese students encounter a range of difficulties and prospects that may be relevant to the wider international student community. Using extensive qualitative and empirical data, the author explores the narratives of eleven Chinese doctoral students at two British universities through a sociological perspective. Balancing analysis with solid theoretical framework and the voices of the students themselves, the author moves away from essentialism and 'othering', instead shining a light on the effects of globalisation, internationalisation and recent policy strategies. This volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of comparative and international education, identity formation, intercultural communication, the sociology of education and study abroad
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 19, 2018)
Subject Comparative education.
Educational sociology.
International education.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319913735 (electronic bk.)
9783319913735 (electronic bk.)