International academics in mainland China : what do we know and what do we need to know?
Xu, Xin; Braun Střelcová, Andrea; Marini, Giulio; Huang, Futao; Cai, Yuzhuo (2022-05-30)
Braun Střelcová, Andrea
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION
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This article examines the trend of academic migration to mainland China. Notably, the most recent literature identified a new cohort of international academics in China, who are non-Chinese academics with long-term and full-time positions. Despite growing research interests, there is a lack of critical and synthesised reviews about the extant studies regarding this group of international academics, in terms of theoretical frameworks, methodologies and empirical findings. This article addresses this research gap by drawing on a critical review of existing scholarship, in combination with three empirical research projects conducted by the authors of this article. The article unpacks conceptual and methodological ambiguities in the existing research and reveals major findings with regards to the profiles, motivations, challenges and work roles related to international academics in China. It also proposes a new typology to define international academics in mainland China and future research agendas in this area.
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