“Here you have to face the real China!” : International students’ experiences at a Chinese superdiverse university

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dc.contributor.author Yuan, Mei
dc.contributor.author Sude, Bilige
dc.contributor.author Chen, Ning
dc.contributor.author Dervin, Fred
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-23T04:19:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-23T04:19:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Yuan , M , Sude , B , Chen , N & Dervin , F 2021 , ' “Here you have to face the real China!” : International students’ experiences at a Chinese superdiverse university ' , International Journal of Educational Research , vol. 109 , 101807 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101807
dc.identifier.other PURE: 163296081
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 6033421f-9219-474d-a477-fcbe60f27e47
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6958-2182/work/100392377
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9371-2717/work/100453737
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000695241400008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334549
dc.description.abstract Using the concept and approach of superdiversity, this paper complements current studies on the internationalization of higher education by focusing on the understudied case of an ethnic-group serving institution in China. 17 international students at this superdiverse institution, where members of the 56 Chinese 'ethnic' Minzu groups live and study together, were interviewed about their experiences in Chinese and English. Considering the originality and complexity of this specific Chinese context, the authors chose Dialogic Discourse Analysis to analyse the data. This complex analytical method allows to identify and problematise the ways superdiversity seems to have influenced (or not) the students' stay in China and their engagement with Minzu. Although superdiversity is reported as a pull factor for most students, their experiences of it and encounters with members of different Minzu groups, appear to be limited. However, the students' knowledge and awareness of this important aspect of Chinese society is compelling when the students discuss what they have learnt interculturally. They also seem to have modified many of their essentialist and culturalist representations of China. The article ends with recommendations for both scholars and Ethnic group-serving institutions in China and elsewhere, for rethinking intercultural experiences in study abroad. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Educational Research
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 5141 Sociology
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.subject Minzu
dc.subject internationalization
dc.subject China
dc.subject stay abroad
dc.subject Belt and Road Initiative
dc.subject superdiversity
dc.subject interculturality
dc.subject HIGHER-EDUCATION
dc.subject DIVERSITY
dc.subject IDENTITY
dc.title “Here you have to face the real China!” : International students’ experiences at a Chinese superdiverse university en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Faculty Common Matters
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101807
dc.relation.issn 0883-0355
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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