Health Hazard and Symbolic Violence: The Impact of Double Disturbance on International Learning Experiences and Social Policy Implications for Hong Kong

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Students in Asia have been influenced by the disruptions from COVID-19 global health crisis and the growing influence of the new geopolitics in international higher education Against this context, this study critically examines how Asian, particularly Chinese students, evaluate their experience and conceive their overseas learning plans. The first part of the chapter discusses how the rise of racism during the COVID crisis has affected Asian students and citizens in the United States. It then discusses how the cultural and racial discrimination has affected conceptions of citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. Subsequently, it presents the research findings generated from surveys conducted by the research team at Lingnan University in Hong Kong on how Chinese students conceive their learning abroad plan. The chapter discusses these empirical findings and draws implications for international higher education development. This paper also highlights the implications of social policy for Hong Kong as a regional higher education hub in East Asia.
Period20 Mar 2023
Event titleCGHE East Asia Researchers’ Meeting: Advancing higher education research and collaboration in East Asia amid national, regional, and global challenges
Event typeConference
OrganiserHiroshima University
SponsorUniversity of Oxford
LocationHiroshima, JapanShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational