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Annual Report on Overseas Chinese Study (2021)


By:Yimin Jia, Guotu Zhuang, Wentao Chen, Guolong You

Publisher:Social Sciences Academic Press


Publication Date:2021-12-10


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Annual Report on Overseas Chinese Study(2021) is divided into General Report,Education and Culture,Cultural Identity,Immigrants and Left-behind People,and Special Topic.

In “General Report”,the job satisfaction of UK-based Chinese teachers and native Chinese teachers engaged in Chinese education for overseas Chinese groups were surveyed. Through the survey,the study found that the overall satisfaction of the native Chinese teachers is high. Meanwhile,the satisfaction degree of each sub-dimension from high to low is namely,self-realization,interpersonal relationship,further study and promotion,material environment,external support,and leadership management. In addition,teachers showed apparent differences in gender,educational background,and teaching background,including age,institutions,and subjects. Moreover,educational background,teaching experience,and family and organizational support are significant variables that influence the job satisfaction of these native Chinese teachers.

There are three reports for “Education and Culture”. The first report explored the professional ability of teachers engaged in Chinese education for overseas Chinese groups in Myanmar,along with the factors affecting their professional levels. On the other hand,the second report studied how Thai Chinese students use different social media to integrate and adapt to the local life in China. Finally,the third report compared the differences between the Thai and Indonesian Chinese students in learning,interpersonal communication,and adaptiveness to local life in China. It is noteworthy that the three reports dismissed the traditional research paradigm reliant on experience summary and perceptual description in Chinese education research. Moreover,the reports presented the possibility and richness of the direction of the Chinese education research.

“Cultural Identity” covers two articles. The first article probed the dual cultural identity and the new generation changes of Chinese culture in Malaysia by using a scale. On the other hand,the second article explored the influence of Chinese education movements on the Malaysian-Chinese cultural identity throughout Malaysian history. Both articles analyzed the identity of different Chinese generations in Malaysia from quantitative and qualitative aspects.

Comprised of four articles,“Immigrants and Left-behind People” includes overseas Chinese and left-behind people in Wenzhou,Zhejiang Province as subjects. The first article studied the history and the status quo of overseas Chinese in Li’ao Town,Wenzhou,emigrating to Western Europe. Meanwhile,the second article discussed the living conditions of Chinese wives of overseas Chinese in Li’ao who stayed in their hometowns. On the other hand,the third article focused on transnational left-behind children’s living conditions and learning problems in the compulsory education stage in Aoqiao Village. Furthermore,the fourth article studied the problems of left-behind children in Wenzhou Yuhu Primary School and Yuhu Middle School and revealed the underlying situation of overseas Chinese in Wenzhou,emigrating overseas whose Chinese wives remained in their hometowns.

The “Special Topic” division is comprised of four articles. The first article examined the role and influence of the Chinese business network on China’s investments in Thailand from the perspective of the Thai-Chinese business network. Furthermore,the second article analyzed both the internal and external factors that affect the participation of the Philippine Chinese Chambers of Commerce in the Maritime Silk Road. As this analysis is grounded from the development and governance perspectives of the Chinese Chambers of Commerce,it placed forward some suggestions,guiding the aforementioned to participate in and promote the construction of the Maritime Silk Road. Finally,the third article explored the demographic characteristics and development trends of new Chinese immigrants in Japan in the past ten years. It also analyzed the development of Chinese communities,Chinese media,Chinese schools,Chinese business enterprises,and their respective roles in Sino-Japanese exchanges. The fourth articlet makes a special investigation on the population development,industry distribution,community function,children’s education and integration into the mainstream of Chinese new immigrants in Argentina,and discusses the main difficulties and development countermeasures.

Moreover,Annual Report on Overseas Chinese Study 2021 put forward valuable policy suggestions as it grasped the latest living conditions of overseas Chinese through the five aspects present above.