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Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

UIUC Grad Students and Their Reasoning to Return or Not to China

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Title: UIUC Grad Students and Their Reasoning to Return or Not to China
Author(s): Kim, Sarah
Contributor(s): Villagrana, Sasha; Romero, Jason C.; Chae, Seun Ju
Subject(s): patriotism entrepreneur ANTH499 S08 professionalism Chinese graduate student
Abstract: Our group wanted to find out reason why there has been a growing trend of Chinese students returning to China rather than staying. We focused on the Science & Technology departments as they chose this school more specifically for the Engineering program. We used interviews and found that there was a trend for the males to have a patriotic sense (whether or not they did return to China). Some wanted to contribute to China or even the world through their findings or after they have established themselves. Some explained that they did not care too much about patriotism, but their friends and family. Almost all the subjects had a strong relationship and sense of responsibility in supporting their parents, so that affected their decision as well. Others had decided to study abroad just for the opportunities that would be opened to them in China for a job or purpose what they want to do.
Issue Date: 2008
Series/Report: Anth 499, East Asian Youth and Global Futures, Prof. Nancy Abelmann and Prof. Karen Kelsky: East Asian youth have experienced perhaps the world’s most compressed development as well as the world’s most aggressive globalization policies. This course examines how youth in East Asia (China/s, Japan, and the Koreas) are making their way in our globalizing world, focusing in particular on the transformations in work, education, recreation, gender, and sexuality brought about by neoliberal economic restructuring in the region. Topics studied include the insecure job market for young people, consumerism, globalized pop culture phenomena such as Pokemon, the Korean wave, and Internet gaming, emergent LGBT communities, etc. Students are encouraged to focus their research projects on aspects of the U. of I. student life that reflect the experiences of East Asian youth in a global market. The U of I offers a fascinating window on East Asian youth because of the many college (and pre-college) students who make their way here – as well as the movement of “Amercian” youth to East Asia. Through participation in the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI), students will conduct local field research that reveals the global processes at issue. The course syllabus is available at: www.eui.uiuc.edu/docs/syllabi/ANTH499S08.doc
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/8716
Publication Status: unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-06-05
 

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  • Globalization and the University
    This collection examines the influence of globalization on the university and the university's place in a burgeoning world market for higher education.
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    This collection of student research interrogates the relationships between the university and the local community.
  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.
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    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.

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