In Paradise Redefined, Fong tracks the studies of many in her preliminary cohort of chinese language only-children—now college-age—as they learn overseas in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North the United States, and Singapore. whereas incomes a prestigious collage schooling in China is the most route to elite prestige, examine out of the country offers an alternate channel by way of delivering a very versatile "developed international" citizenship. this versatile citizenship can provide the potential of higher happiness and freedom afforded by means of transnational mobility, but additionally brings with it unforeseen ache, ambivalence, and unhappiness. Paradise Redefined bargains insights into China's globalization through reading the expectancies and stories that impact how a number of chinese language scholars make judgements approximately learning out of the country, staying overseas, immigration, and returning home.
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