Adopting curriculum vitae (CV) analysis method, this book collects CVs of university faculty from 109 universities of "The Double First Class University Plan" in China, and systematically analyses the mobility pattern of faculty in China for the first time.
Examining the overall mobility frequency of Chinese faculty and its growing rate, the authors predict that after the epidemic, with the growing number of returned overseas talents, there may be a third wave of faculty mobility. They demonstrate that East Asia, the United States and Europe are the main channels for the inward talent mobility to China, and there are significant differences in China's faculty mobility among different regions, disciplines and genders, which deserves further investigation. Furthermore, they argue the influencing factors of faculty mobility between China and foreign countries are highly different too.
Scholars and students of Chinese higher education, international and comparative education may find this book helpful, and benefit from the analysis framework of Push and Pull Theory as long as CV analysis method.
Jin Liu is Associate Professor at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Institute of Technology. He has hosted three National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published over 160 articles. His research interests focus on faculty mobility, academic mobility, inbreeding, internationalization, the Belt and Road and big data. He is the leader of Belt and Road HE research group, and member of Changing Academic Profession (CAP).Alan C.K. Cheung is presently Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy, and Director for the Centre for University and School Partnership at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research areas include evidence-based reform, educational reform and educational technology. He has been involved in many large-scale randomized experiments and studies on these topics and is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. Fan-sing Hung is Presently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include educational returns, international education, and education in economic transition. He has been involved in several large-scale projects and studies on these topics and has published as author or co-author numerous journal articles, edited books, book chapters, monographs, and consultancy reports.