Higher Education and Career Prospects in China
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Lin Chen is an Associate Professor of Social Work in Fudan University, China. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, social identities, interpersonal relationships, decision-making, and long-term care. She published Evolving Eldercare in Contemporary China: Two Generations, One Decision (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Introduction.- Rural-Urban Inequality in Chinese Higher Education.- WU, the Prestigious Path, and Initial Difference.- Advantage Begets Advantage.- Keep Searching, Keep Trying: Always Have the Hope.- Building My Résumé: Every Experience Counts.- Forging My Own path: Becoming the Person I Plan for Myself.- Conclusion.
Follows a cohort of social science majors in an elite university in China for four years
Examines student conceptualization and construction of careers