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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(2): 89-94 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.482

Cross-Straitization of Higher Education: Voices of the Mainland Chinese Students Studying in Taiwan

Chuing Prudence Chou and Gregory S. Ching

Abstract—Recent changes in the political atmosphere between Taiwan and Mainland China has led to the lifting of the long-time ban on recruiting Chinese students to study in Taiwan. In September of 2011, more than 900 Chinese students were admitted as degree-seekers to study in Taiwan universities. While, the number of short-term exchange programs numbered by the thousands. In light of the current changes from internationalization to cross-straitization; the phenomenal changes in policies that deals with Taiwan and Mainland China, this presentation shall seeks to understand the various push - pull factors and implications with regards to the Chinese students studying in Taiwan.

Index Terms—Cross-straitization, study abroad, internationalization, study mobility, push-pull theory.

C. P. Chou is with the Department of Education, National ChengChi University, Wenshan District, Taipei City 116, Taiwan (e-mail: iaezcpc2007@gmail.com).
G. S. Ching is with the Graduate School of Educational Leadership and Development, Fu Jen Catholic University, Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan (e-mail: gregory_ching@yahoo.com).


Cite: Chuing Prudence Chou and Gregory S. Ching, "Cross-Straitization of Higher Education: Voices of the Mainland Chinese Students Studying in Taiwan," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 89-94, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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