Ambitious and Anxious
How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education
Keywords:Chinese students, Book Review, Ambition, Anxiety, Higher Education, U.S.A
In contrast to other studies on Chinese students in American higher education, Syracuse University Professor and Graduate Study Director Ma's analysis is based on years of sociological research, including online surveys, fieldwork, and one-on-one interviews to explore the experiences of various Chinese students as individuals instead examine Chinese students as a collective. Ma looks at the goals, reflections, experiences, and future ambitions of Chinese students studying in the United States and the political, social, and economic contexts of both American and Chinese society. Examined is how these students' parents and the educational system have influenced them.
Ma, Y. (2020). Ambitious and anxious: How Chinese college students succeed and struggle in American higher education. Columbia University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7312/ma--18458
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