Engaging Chinese ideas through Australian education research: Using chéngy' to connect intellectual projects across 'Peripheral' nations

Michae Singh, Jinghe Han

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Abstract

The increasing number of higher degree research students from China in the universities of multicultural Australia as elsewhere has added to the mounting interest in pedagogies of postgraduate supervision. This paper explores the proposition that efforts to articulate Chinese ideas through research in, for and about Australia have to negotiate positions that would allow or disallow their embedding in the Australian education research community. To do so, the literature on higher degree research supervision in multicultural contexts is reviewed. Then the co-operative approach used to document a higher degree research student's experiences of integrating knowledge from her Chinese intellectual heritage into her research is explained. The third section illustrates a research intervention whereby Chinese knowledge was articulated through research in, for and about teacher education in Australia. The fourth section presents evidence of three different responses to this move to embed Chinese ideas in the Australian education research community. Specifically, the responses of Australian academics to her use of che´ngyu' to theorise her evidence is explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-411
Number of pages15
JournalDiscourse
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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