Introduction: International students in China

Mei Tian, Fred Dervin, Genshu Lu

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This chapter functions as an introduction to the volume. It starts with a discussion on traditional and current trends of international student mobility worldwide, and a review of the recent expansion of international student enrolment in China as partly a response to the country’s high-profile “Belt and Road” Initiative. The chapter then reviews major findings of the research on international student in China, pointing out the significance and urgency of researching these students’ academic experience, so as to assure the sustainable development of China’s international student education. The chapter ends with an introduction to the contents of each chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic experiences of international students in Chinese higher education
EditorsMei Tian, Fred Dervin, Genshu Lu
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-45924-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-02614-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameChina perspectives series

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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