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Brown Bag Talks: Dr. Yingyi Ma
"Ambitious and Anxious" offers a multifaceted analysis of the new wave of Chinese students based on research in both Chinese high schools and American higher-education institutions. I argue 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.

Dr. Yingyi Ma is an associate professor of sociology, a senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research, and director of Asian/Asian American Studies. Dr. Ma is a Public Intellectual Fellow (2019 – 2020) for the National Committee of US-China Relations. She was the Inaugural O’Hanley Faculty Scholar (2014 – 2017) in Maxwell School. Dr. Ma is a sociologist of education and migration.

Apr 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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