Professor of Sociology, Director of Asian/Asian American Studies and the Provost Faculty Fellow on internationalization at Syracuse University.
About the webinar
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. This book also provides policy implications from student recruitment to career services.
About the Speaker
Yingyi Ma is a Professor of Sociology, Director of Asian/Asian American Studies and the Provost Faculty Fellow on internationalization at Syracuse University. Her monograph Ambitious and Anxious has won Best Book Award from CIES Higher Education SIG in 2021. She is a Public Intellectual Fellow at the National Committee on US-China Relations.