Globalization and Transnational Academic Mobility

The Experiences Of Chinese Academic Returnees

  • Qiongqiong Chen

Part of the East-West Crosscurrents in Higher Education book series (EWCHE)

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About this book


This book examines the way Chinese academics returning from the US re-establish their academic identities and professional practices at China’s research universities in the context of higher education internationalization in China. It goes beyond economic accounts of academic mobility based on the notions of brain drain, brain gain, and brain circulation. Instead, it uses a cultural approach to explore the everyday experiences of the returning scholars concerning the issues of their sense of identity, as well as their ways of connecting and bringing about changes in their work communities. It will appeal anyone interested in 1) globalization and academic mobility; 2) China’s talent policies and strategies; and 3) the internationalization of Chinese universities.


Academic Identities Academic Mobility Academic Returnees Globalization Higher Education Internationalization Higher Education Transition in China Intellectual Migration Talent Policy Transnational Movements

Authors and affiliations

  • Qiongqiong Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.South University of Science & TechnologyShenzhenChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore and Higher Education Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-884-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-886-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6810
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6829
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