Promoting national identity through higher education and graduate employment: reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China

Ka Ho MOK*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

In the last decade, the Chinese government has called for deep collaboration between Hong Kong, Macau (the two special administrative regions of China) and cities in Southern part of the country to foster economic and social development across the region. More recently, the Chinese government initiated a strategic project to develop the Pan-Pearl River Delta region into a Greater Bay Area like successful bay economies in Tokyo and Florida. This article sets out against the wider policy context to critically examine the reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China when serious attempts have been made to encourage students originally from Hong Kong and Macau to study in Chinese universities in the Mainland and look for career development upon their graduation. This article has found that the promotion of national identity through higher education and graduate employment has not been successful because of failure of policy coordination, policy interpretations and implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-597
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Volume40
Issue number6
Early online date11 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018

Fingerprint

national identity
government policy
graduate
China
Hong Kong
education
social development
promotion
career
interpretation
economy
university
economics
student

Keywords

  • Graduate Employment
  • Greater Bay Development
  • National Identity
  • Policy Coordination

Cite this

@article{2be00b16c22449e282469dbb104aeafd,
title = "Promoting national identity through higher education and graduate employment: reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China",
abstract = "In the last decade, the Chinese government has called for deep collaboration between Hong Kong, Macau (the two special administrative regions of China) and cities in Southern part of the country to foster economic and social development across the region. More recently, the Chinese government initiated a strategic project to develop the Pan-Pearl River Delta region into a Greater Bay Area like successful bay economies in Tokyo and Florida. This article sets out against the wider policy context to critically examine the reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China when serious attempts have been made to encourage students originally from Hong Kong and Macau to study in Chinese universities in the Mainland and look for career development upon their graduation. This article has found that the promotion of national identity through higher education and graduate employment has not been successful because of failure of policy coordination, policy interpretations and implementation.",
keywords = "Graduate Employment, Greater Bay Development, National Identity, Policy Coordination",
author = "MOK, {Ka Ho}",
year = "2018",
month = "11",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/1360080X.2018.1529127",
language = "English",
volume = "40",
pages = "583--597",
journal = "Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management",
issn = "1360-080X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Promoting national identity through higher education and graduate employment

T2 - reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China

AU - MOK, Ka Ho

PY - 2018/11/2

Y1 - 2018/11/2

N2 - In the last decade, the Chinese government has called for deep collaboration between Hong Kong, Macau (the two special administrative regions of China) and cities in Southern part of the country to foster economic and social development across the region. More recently, the Chinese government initiated a strategic project to develop the Pan-Pearl River Delta region into a Greater Bay Area like successful bay economies in Tokyo and Florida. This article sets out against the wider policy context to critically examine the reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China when serious attempts have been made to encourage students originally from Hong Kong and Macau to study in Chinese universities in the Mainland and look for career development upon their graduation. This article has found that the promotion of national identity through higher education and graduate employment has not been successful because of failure of policy coordination, policy interpretations and implementation.

AB - In the last decade, the Chinese government has called for deep collaboration between Hong Kong, Macau (the two special administrative regions of China) and cities in Southern part of the country to foster economic and social development across the region. More recently, the Chinese government initiated a strategic project to develop the Pan-Pearl River Delta region into a Greater Bay Area like successful bay economies in Tokyo and Florida. This article sets out against the wider policy context to critically examine the reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China when serious attempts have been made to encourage students originally from Hong Kong and Macau to study in Chinese universities in the Mainland and look for career development upon their graduation. This article has found that the promotion of national identity through higher education and graduate employment has not been successful because of failure of policy coordination, policy interpretations and implementation.

KW - Graduate Employment

KW - Greater Bay Development

KW - National Identity

KW - Policy Coordination

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85054910098&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/1360080X.2018.1529127

DO - 10.1080/1360080X.2018.1529127

M3 - Journal Article (refereed)

AN - SCOPUS:85054910098

VL - 40

SP - 583

EP - 597

JO - Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management

JF - Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management

SN - 1360-080X

IS - 6

ER -