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"Foreign talent": desire and Singapore's China scholars

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This thesis addresses the “foreign talent” situation in Singapore with an ethnographic account of the lived experiences of immigrant PRC students on scholarships, or “PRC scholars.” For some two decades, the Singapore government has annually recruited middle school students from China in their hundreds, selecting them through tests and interviews, granting them full scholarships at either pre-undergraduate or undergraduate level, and, very often, “bonding” them to work subsequently in Sin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:176d27e0-0554-4429-94eb-f706792accd5
Local pid:
ora:8596

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