National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Coronavirus Social Impact: Difficult Choices for Chinese International Students

Coronavirus Social Impact: Difficult Choices for Chinese International Students

This episode is part of the National Committee's Coronavirus Impact Series: https://www.ncuscr.org/coronavirus    Sociologist Yingyi Ma assesses the difficult decision many Chinese international students at American universities currently face: whether to remain on closed campuses or travel back home. She also discusses how students have had to experience anti-Chinese stigma and navigate the mixed messages from their home country, parents, school administrators, and their country of residence. Dr. Ma is an associate professor of sociology, a senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research, and director of Asian/Asian American studies at Syracuse University. A specialist in education and migration, Dr. Ma's latest book is, "Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education" (Columbia University Press 2019).

Duration: 14 min

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