Chinese Dreams? American Dreams? [electronic resource] : The Lives of Chinese Women Scientists and Engineers in the United States / by Diane Yu Gu.
- Gu, Diane Yu
- Rotterdam : SensePublishers : Imprint: SensePublishers, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- XXII, 246 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- SpringerLink (Online service)
- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Prologue -- Section I: The Lived Experiences of Chinese Women Scientists and Engineers -- Introduction: Chinese Dreams, American Dreams -- Historical Overview -- Structure of the Book -- The Women I Studied and My Own Family History -- The Alleged Traitor 所谓的叛徒 -- The Chinese Women Scientists and Engineers I Studied -- My Family History -- Intersectionality and the Culture of Science -- The Intersectionality of Gender with Race, Nationality, and Socioeconomic Status -- Perceptions of Science -- Behind the Scenes, Yet Critical Factors -- Gender and Science in a Non-Euro-American Context -- The Experiences of Chinese Women Scientists -- Section II: The Academic Environment and Graduate Studies -- Women in Academia -- Academic Professions and the Importance of Graduate School -- Women in Graduate Science and Engineering Programs -- Glass Ceilings: Barriers to Faculty Careers for Women -- The Influence of Chinese Academia and Culture -- Chinese Women -- Background on Chinese Academia -- History of Women’s Participation in Chinese Higher Education -- The Cultural Revolution -- Chinese Graduate Education Since the 1970s -- Age and Gender Discrimination -- Confucian Education Philosophy and Student-Professor Relationships -- Role of Teachers -- Communication in the Classroom -- Social Relations and Holidays -- Disadvantages and Exploitation of Chinese Women Students -- Adulthood and Marriage -- China’s Investment in Science and Engineering -- Academic Corruption and Dishonesty -- American Academia: Doctoral Programs -- Historical Overview of American Graduate Schools -- Doctoral Programs in the Twenty-First Century -- Finance and Funding -- Postdoctoral Adventures -- Section III: Chinese Women’s Lived Experiences -- Mentoring and Informal Socialization -- Mentoring -- Informal Socialization -- Gendered Mentoring -- Interactions and Communication with Advisers -- Dysfunctional Adviser-Advisee Relationships: Impact of a Lack of Mentoring -- Advisers’ and Mentors’ Value for Networking -- NSF ADVANCE: Where Are the Foreign-Born Women -- Career Paths -- Common Career Paths -- Discussing Career Expectations with Advisers -- Student Perceptions of Academic Careers -- Career Alternatives -- Challenges and Stereotypes -- Work-Life Balance -- Children -- Dropping out and Mental Health -- Stereotypes of Docile Chinese Women -- Chinese Bias -- Intellectual Property Theft -- Sexual Harassment -- Tacit Knowledge Sharing and Negotiations -- Imposter Syndrome and Peer Networks -- Switching Advisers -- Harmony and Conflict -- Sea Turtles Return to China -- Dual Career Couples -- Chinese Government-Initiated Projects to Attract American-Educated Chinese Scientists and Engineers -- Characteristics of These Initiatives -- Challenges Faced by Haigui -- Sheng Nü (剩女): Leftover Women -- Section IV: Gendered Transnational Networks, Guanxi, and The Power of Reversed Migration -- Guanxi: Cultural and Social Networks among Chinese Women -- The Chinese Diaspora Knowledge Network -- Social Capital and Guanxi -- National Identity and Generational Differences -- Novel Ways of Funding -- Global Scientific Meshworks and Women’s Careers -- Meshworks -- Importance of Professional Conferences -- The Benefits of Long-Term Collegiality -- Women Peers and Career Development -- Career Decisions and Connections -- Women’s Transnational Networks -- Feminization of Migration -- A Global Network of Women: How Do They Advance Their Careers beyond National Boundaries -- Transnational Network Formation and Globalization of Science and Engineering Knowledge -- Section V: Reflections and Conclusions: Chinese Feminist Perspectives -- Reflections -- Asian Scientists in the U.S. -- Disciplinary Differences -- Gendered Communications -- Informal Yet Strong Transnational Ties: Family and Romantic Relationships -- Research and Industry Collaborations -- Marginalization and Tacit Knowledge -- Further Research -- Identity Transformation: Chinese Feminist Perspectives -- Postcolonial Feminism and Women of Color -- Intersectionality and Feminist Theory -- History and Current Discourses of Chinese Feminism -- Globalization and Gender Equality -- The Uniqueness of Chinese Feminism -- Conclusion -- Never the Main Player: The Reality -- Returning to China -- Moving Forward -- Proactive Solutions -- References.
- "Immigrant Chinese women scientists and engineers who study and work in the United States constitute a rapidly growing yet understudied group. These women’s lived experiences and reflections can tell us a great deal about the current state of immigrant women scientists in the United States, how universities can help these women succeed, and about China’s emergence as a global scientific and technological superpower. Chinese Dreams American Dreams is the first ethnographic study to document migrating Chinese-born women scientists’ and engineers’ educational experiences and careers in the U.S. It historically situates these women in current political, economic, and cultural contexts and examines the successful strategies they employ to survive discrimination, advance careers, establish networks, and promote transnational research collaborations during their educational and career journeys in the U.S. This study makes a valuable text for students, researchers, and policy makers in higher education, women’s studies, science and engineering studies, as well as for faculty who teach future scientists and engineers. It also introduces new multicultural, intersectional, and feminist perspectives on these crucial issues of gender, ethnicity, nationality, and class, as they impact women’s professional lives.".
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