Citation

Study Abroad Fever: Questioning the Qualities (suzhi) of Chinese Study Abroad Students in China’s News Media

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles



Abstract:

In recognizing the surge of Chinese international students in American universities in the aftermath of global financial crisis since 2008, this paper examines the discourse of study abroad in the PRC news media, and explores the linkages between public media discourse and the qualities of Chinese students. It asks how the “quality” (suzhi) discourse is intrinsically connected with the media discussion of whether or not pursuing study abroad experiences at American universities. It explains what kinds of quality youth are imagined and which features of their qualities are raised and circulated in the media discourse. Grounded in a milieu governed by global, neoliberal foreign higher education, the PRC news media depicts study abroad as a path for high school students to relieve themselves from the pressures of college entrance exam. Yet, the news reports have criticized the increasing body of high school students, who are not taking that exam, and interpreted their action as detrimental to the measurement of quality of Chinese student. Meanwhile, this paper explores the media’s concerns over whether or not “study abroad returnees” (haigui) still have any advantages. I argue that the 2008-2012 PRC news media has shifted its attentions from the discourse of meritocracy to the discourse of mediocrity. By emphasizing the linkage between media discourse and the quality discourse in China, I further argue that Chinese media’s concern over study abroad has increasingly and critically intersected with the discussions of individual moral becoming and the “insufficient” qualities of Chinese youth.
Convention
All Academic Convention is the premier solution for your association's abstract management solutions needs.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
URL:
http://www.cies.us


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p659231_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Liu, Tzu-kai. "Study Abroad Fever: Questioning the Qualities (suzhi) of Chinese Study Abroad Students in China’s News Media" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA, <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p659231_index.html>

APA Citation:

Liu, T. "Study Abroad Fever: Questioning the Qualities (suzhi) of Chinese Study Abroad Students in China’s News Media" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p659231_index.html

Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: In recognizing the surge of Chinese international students in American universities in the aftermath of global financial crisis since 2008, this paper examines the discourse of study abroad in the PRC news media, and explores the linkages between public media discourse and the qualities of Chinese students. It asks how the “quality” (suzhi) discourse is intrinsically connected with the media discussion of whether or not pursuing study abroad experiences at American universities. It explains what kinds of quality youth are imagined and which features of their qualities are raised and circulated in the media discourse. Grounded in a milieu governed by global, neoliberal foreign higher education, the PRC news media depicts study abroad as a path for high school students to relieve themselves from the pressures of college entrance exam. Yet, the news reports have criticized the increasing body of high school students, who are not taking that exam, and interpreted their action as detrimental to the measurement of quality of Chinese student. Meanwhile, this paper explores the media’s concerns over whether or not “study abroad returnees” (haigui) still have any advantages. I argue that the 2008-2012 PRC news media has shifted its attentions from the discourse of meritocracy to the discourse of mediocrity. By emphasizing the linkage between media discourse and the quality discourse in China, I further argue that Chinese media’s concern over study abroad has increasingly and critically intersected with the discussions of individual moral becoming and the “insufficient” qualities of Chinese youth.


Similar Titles:
Discourses of “made in China”: Student knowledge production and self positioning in a study abroad program to China

The Rising Fever: China’s Changing Attitudes towards Studying Abroad

Social Media Impact on Academic Performance: A Comparative Study of University Students in China, Spain, and United States


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.