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Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World

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In 2004, Vanessa Fong offered a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, economic, and psychological development of children born since China's one-child policy was introduced in 1979. Her book Only Hope left readers with a picture of stressed, ambitious adolescents for whom elite status was the ultimate goal, though relatively few were in a position to achie ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Stanford University Press
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May 16, 2015 Marica Dell'Olio rated it really liked it
Vanessa Fong's Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World (2004) addresses the increasing transnational flow of students from China, who are playing a key role as agents of globalization. Built on previous research on the first generation of Chinese born after the one-child policy began in 19791, the focus of her most recent book is on 92 Chinese singleton students she had the chance to know in Dalian in the late 1990s and who ...more
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A through study of approximately 100 students from China that travel to developed countries for education and the consequences that encounter. Some are successful and but most are not. An interesting read.
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