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Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education
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Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education

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  • Yingyi Ma
  • Columbia University Press
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  • 9780231184588
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  • Social Science > Emigration & Immigration
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Over the past decade, a wave of Chinese international undergraduate students--mostly self-funded--has swept across American higher education. From 2005 to 2015, undergraduate enrollment from China rose from under 10,000 to over 135,000. 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? What does American higher education need to know and do in order to continue attracting these students and to provide sufficient support for them?

In Ambitious and Anxious, the sociologist Yingyi Ma offers a multifaceted analysis of this new wave of Chinese students based on research in both Chinese high schools and American higher-education institutions. Ma argues that these students' experiences embody the duality of ambition and anxiety that arises from transformative social changes in China. These students and their families have the ambition to navigate two very different educational systems and societies. Yet the intricacy and pressure of these systems generate a great deal of anxiety, from applying to colleges before arriving, to studying and socializing on campus, and to looking ahead upon graduation. Ambitious and Anxious also considers policy implications for American colleges and universities, including recruitment, student experiences, faculty support, and career services.

Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education

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Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Asian/Asian American Studies. She is the Provost Faculty Fellow on internationalization at Syracuse University, carrying the term between 2020-2022, where she leads and supports culturally responsive pedagogy and programs for international education and partnership. 

She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 2007.

Ma’s research addresses education and migration in the U.S. and China and she has published about thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, in addition to books. The first line of research uses quantitative methods and examines fields of study often neglected in the context of education stratification, particularly how those fields provide a mobility strategy for racial minorities, the children of immigrants, and their families in the U.S. 

This line of research has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Alfred Sloan Foundation, and Association of Institutional Research.

Ma’s research on international education uses mixed methods including surveys and in-depth interviews. Her monograph, Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education, was published by Columbia University Press in February 2020. 

This book has won multiple awards from the Comparative and International Education Association and has been featured in national and international news media, such as The Washington Post and Times Higher Education. 

She is the co-editor of Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities: Learning and Living Globalization (2017), which has won the honorable mention of the Best Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Association's Study Abroad and International Students Section.

Ma’s research and teaching has garnered recognition and awards from Syracuse University and beyond. For 2014-2017, she was among the four inaugural recipients of O’Hanley Endowment for Faculty Excellence in Maxwell; For 2021-2022, she is the inaugural recipient of the Yang Ni and Xiaoqing Li Endowment Fund for U.S.-China/Asia Relations in Maxwell. 

In 2019, she was selected as a Public Intellectual Fellow at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and she has published ten essays and been a frequent commentator for national and international media outlets.

 

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