International Mobility and Educational Desire

Chinese Foreign Talent Students in Singapore

  • Peidong Yang

Part of the Anthropological Studies of Education book series (ASE)

About this book


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.


educational desire Foreign talent educational mobility international students interculturality social identity China Singapore

Authors and affiliations

  • Peidong Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59142-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59143-2
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