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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | The Ambitious and Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates in the US

Yingyi Ma, Associate Professor of Sociology, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Over the past decade, a wave of Chinese international undergraduate students―mostly self-funded―has swept across American higher education. This privileged yet diverse group of young people from a changing China must navigate the complications and confusions of their formative years while bridging the two most powerful countries in the world. How do these students come to study in the United States? What does this experience mean to them? This talk is based on a forthcoming book to be released by the Columbia University Press in January 2020.

Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Professor Ma is also the Director of Asian/Asian American Studies. She is a Public Intellectual Fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations. Her research interests lie in education and migration.

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