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Professor YANG, Rui

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Professor YANG, Rui

楊 銳

PhD (USyd)

Associate Dean (Cross-border/International Engagement)

Professor

Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

Tel: (852) 2857 8524

Location: Room 407, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Please refer to the detailed information in the Profile Page

Areas of Expertise

Teaching Areas:
BBED1102 Becoming a Teaching Professional: Education in a Globalized Society (2)
EDUC6652 School and Society: Understanding the Processes and Contexts ofEducation
MEDD6095 Addressing the Global-Local Nexus in Education
MEDD6341 Globalization and Higher Education  

Research Interests:
Comparative and Cross-cultural Analysis of Educational Issues; Globalization, Internationalization and Educational Reforms; International Relations in Education; Chinese Educational Traditions and Their Modern Transformation; Education in Chinese Societies; Higher Education Reforms; Social, Policy Studies in Education

Awards

Article "Internationalization, Regionalization and Soft Power: China’s Relations with ASEAN Member Countries in Higher Education" has been awarded as best article by the Higher Education SIG Award Committee, Comparative and Internatiuonal Education Society 2014.

Projects
  1. Integrating Chinese and Western Higher Education Traditions: A Comparative Policy Analysis of the Quest for World-class Universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong Taiwan and Singapore. Principle Investigator, GRF project (2014-2016)
  2. Hong Kong-Guangdong University Partnerships: Toward Regional Integration of Higher Education in South China. Co-Investigator (PI Prof GA Postiglione), PPR project (2013-2015)
  3. China’s Internationalization Strategy. Sole Investigator, Project Commissioned by the American Council for Education (ACE) in collaboration with the Centre for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, USA, (2012)
  4. Tertiary Education: People’s Republic of China, Trade in Selected Service Sectors in Asia. Sole Investigator, Project Commissioned by the Asian Development bank Institute (ADBI), OECD and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), the Asian Development Bank (2012)
  5. Country Report: Access and Equality in China’s Higher Education. Sole Investigator, Project Commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2011)
  6. Governance Reforms in China: A case study of East China Normal University, Co-Investigator, (PI Dr M. Li), Project Commissioned by IIEP/UNESCO (2011)
  7. Higher Education and Soft Power: Confucius Institutes as a Test of China’s Global Engagement. Principle Investigator, University of Hong Kong Seed Funding Program for Basic Research (2008-2009)
  8. The Chinese Knowledge Diaspora and the International Knowledge Network: Australian and Canadian Universities Compared, Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (2007-2009)
  9. Building Global Universities, Chief Investigator, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, (2004-2006)
  10. Political Education in Chinese Universities: The Post-Mao Period. Sole Investigator, Monash University Small Australian Research Council Grant Scheme, (2003)
  11. University Responses to Globalisation in Singapore, Hong Kong, and China. Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (2003-2005)
  12. The Position of Non-mainstream Cultures in the Contemporary Narration of Globalisation: An Example of a Provincial Chinese University in a Minority Area. Chief Investigator, University of Western Australia Individual Research Grant (2001)
  13. Higher Education Internationalisation: A Case Study of Xinjiang University. Chief Investigator, University of Western Australia Supplementary Travel Grant (2001)
  14. University Internationalisation in China for the 21st Century: Comparing Six Major Universities in Different Regions. Chief Investigator, University of Sydney International Development Fund (1998-2000)
Publications
Books
  1.  Yang, R. (2002) Third Delight: Internationalisation of Higher Education in China. New York: Routledge
Journal articles
  1. Yang, R. (2014). China’s Strategy for Internationalization of Higher Education: An Overview. Frontiers of Education in China, (Forthcoming)
  2. Yang, R. (2013). Responding to Living in a 2.2 World: ERA, Capacity Building and the Topography of Australian Educational Research from Hong Kong. The Australian Educational Researcher, 40 (4), 521-525.
  3. Li, M. & Yang, R. (2013). Interrogating Institutionalised Establishments: Urban-Rural Inequalities in China’s Higher Education. Asia Pacific Education Review, 14 (1), 315-323.
  4. Yang, R. (2013). Indigenizing the Western Concept of the University: Chinese Experience. Asia Pacific Education Review, 14(1), 85-92.
  5. Yang, R. (2012). Internationalization, Regionalization and Soft Power: China’s Relations with ASEAN Member Countries in Higher Education. Frontiers of Education in China, 7(4), 486-507.
  6. Yang, R. (2012). Academic Entrepreneurialism in a Context of Altered Governance: Some Reflections of Higher Education in Hong Kong. Globalization, Societies and Education, 10(3), 387-402.
  7. Yang, R. (2012). Paradigm Shifts in China’s Education Policy: 1950s-2000s. Italian Journal of the Sociology of Education, 10(1), 29-52.
  8. Yang R. & Welch, A.R. (2012). A World-Class University in China? The Case of Tsinghua. Higher Education, 63(5), 645-666.
  9. Yang, R. (2012). Up and Coming? Doctoral Education in China. Australian Universities’ Review, 54(1), 64-71.
  10. Yang, R. (2011). Self and the Other in the Confucian Cultural Context: Implications of China’s Higher Education Development for Comparative Studies. International Review of Education, 57(3-4), 337-355.
  11. Yang, R. (2011). Educational Research in Confucian Cultural Contexts: Reflections on Methodology. Comparative Education, 47(3), 395-405.
  12. Yang R. & Qiu, F.F. (2010). Globalisation and the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora: An Australian Case Study. The Australian Educational Researcher, 37(3), 19-37.
  13. Yang, R. (2010). International Organisations, Changing Governance and China’s Policy Making in Higher Education: An Analysis of the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 30(4), 419-431.
  14. Yang, R. (2010) Much Cry but Little Wool: Peking University Personnel Reforms. International Higher Education, 60, 10-11.
  15. Yang R. & Welch, A.R. (2010). Globalisation, Transnational Academic Mobility and the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora: An Australian Case Study. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 31(5), 593-607.
  16. Yang, R. (2010). Soft Power and Higher Education: An Examination of China’s Confucius Institutes. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 8(2), 233-243.
  17. Yang, R. & Wu, M. (2009). Education for Ethnic Minorities in China: A Policy Critique. SA-eDUC JOURNAL, 6(2), 117-131.
  18. Yang, R. (2008). University Rankings in China: Contexts, Practices and Concerns. ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, 27(1&2), 73-86.
  19. Yang, R. (2008). Transnational Higher Education in China: Contexts, Characteristics and Concerns. Australian Journal of Education, 52(3), 272-286.
  20. Currie, J., Vidovich, L, & Yang, R. (2008). ‘Countability not Answerability?’: Accountability in Hong Kong and Singaporean Universities. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 28(1), 67-85.
  21. Yang, R., Vidovich, L. & Currie, J. (2007). University Accountability Practices in Mainland China and Hong Kong: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Journal of University Education, 1(2), 1-21.
  22. Yang, R., Vidovich, L. & Currie, J. (2007). ‘Dancing in a Cage:’ Changing Autonomy in Chinese Higher Education. Higher Education, 54(4), 575-592.
  23. Yang, R. (2007). Incorporation and University Governance: The Chinese Experience, Using University Enrolment Expansion Policy as an Example. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 27(3), 255-269.
  24. Yang, R. (2007). Building a Learning Society: The Chinese Experience. European Educational Research Journal, 6(3), 312-320.
  25. Vidovich, L., Yang, R. & Currie, J. (2007). Changing Accountabilities in Higher Education as China ‘Opens up’ to Globalisation. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 5(1), 89-107.
  26. Yang, R. (2007). China’s Soft Power Projection in Higher Education. International Higher Education, 46, 24-25.
  27. Yang, R. (2006). The Commodification of Education and Its Effects on Developing Countries: A Focus on China. Journal Für Entwicklungspolitik, XXII(4), 52-69.
  28. Yang, R. (2006). What Counts as ‘Scholarship’? Problematising Education Policy Research in China. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 4(2), 207-221.
  29. Yang, R. (2005). Internationalisation, Indigenisation and Educational Research in China. Australian Journal of Education, 49(1), 66-88.
  30. Joseph, C., Marginson, S. & Yang, R. (2005). International Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Introduction by the Guest Editors. Australian Journal of Education, 49(1), 3-9.
  31. Yang, R. (2005). Corruption in China’s Higher Education System: A Malignant Tumour. International Higher Education, 39, 18-20.
  32. Welch, A.R., Yang, R. & Wolhuter, C. (2004). Internationalising a Rural, Historically Black South African University. Journal of Studies in International Education, 8(3), 317-331.
  33. Yang, R. (2004). Openness and Reform as Dynamics for Development: A Case Study of Internationalisation at South China University of Technology. Higher Education, 47(4), 473-500.
  34. Yang, R. (2003). Globalisation as a Context of Inequality and Scarcity for Higher Education Development: A Critical Analysis. International Review of Education, 49(3), 269-291.
  35. Yang, R. (2003). Internationalised While Provincialised? A Case Study of South China Normal University. Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 33(3), 287-300.
  36. Yang, R. (2003). The China-Hong Kong Connection: A Key to Internationalising Chinese Universities. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 23(1), 121-134.
  37. Yang, R. (2003). Contemporary Higher Education Studies in the People’s Republic of China. Asian Research Trends: A Humanities and Social Science Review, 13, 61-78.
  38. Yang, R. (2002). Lost Opportunities and Massification in China’s Higher Education. International Higher Education, 28, 16-18.
  39. Yang, R. & Au Yeung, K.H. (2002). China’s Plan to Promote Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. International Higher Education, 27, 20-22.
  40. Yang, R. (2002). University Internationalisation: Its Meanings, Rationales and Implications. Intercultural Education, 13(1), 81-96.
  41. Yang R. & Welch, A.R. (2001). Internationalising Chinese Universities: A Study of Guangzhou. World Studies in Education, 2(1), 21-51.
  42. Yang, R. (2001). An Obstacle or a Useful Tool? The Role of the English Language in Internationalising Chinese Universities. Journal of Studies in International Education, 5(4), 339-356.
  43. Yang, R. (2001) China’s Entry into the WTO and Higher Education. International Higher Education, 24, 9-10.
  44. Yang, R. (2000). Tensions between the Global and the Local: A Comparative Illustration of the Reorganisation of China’s Higher Education in the 1950s and 1990s. Higher Education, 39(3), 319-337.
  45. Yang, R. (1998). A Higher Education System with Chinese Characteristics: Rhetoric or Reality? International Education, 28(1), 26-41.
  46. Yang, R. (1998). Ranking Universities in China: Same Game, Different Contexts. International Higher Education, 13, 15-16.
  47. Yang, R. (1997). The Debate on Private Higher Education Development in China. International Higher Education, 9, 8-9.
  48. Yang, R. (1997). College Student Culture in Contemporary China: An Analysis. International Education, 26(2), 41-51.
  49. Yang, R. (1995). Educational Development in the Pearl River Delta and Its Implications for China. International Education, 24(2), 18-27.
  50. Qin, G.Z. & Yang, R. (1993). Private Higher Education in the People’s Republic of China: A Silent Resurgence. International Review of Education, 39(5), 438-442.
Book chapters
  1. Yang, R. (2014). The West does not Exist in the West: Interrogating China’s Public Discourses on Australia. In C. Halse (ed.) The (Im)possibility of Asia Literacy Schooling. Routledge. (Forthcoming)
  2. Yang, R. (2014). The Dragon and the Tiger Cubs: China-ASEAN Relations in Higher Education. In David Held (ed.), Handbook of Global Policy and Policy-Making in Education. Wiley-Blackwell. (Forthcoming)
  3. Cheng. K.M. & Yang, R. (2014). A Cultural Value in Crisis: Education as Public Good in China. In G. Williams (ed.), Higher Education as Public Good. (Forthcoming)
  4. Yang, R. (2014) Higher Education Reforms in China and Their Stakeholders: An Analysis of the Changing Roles of Losers and Winners. In S. Schwartzman, P. Pillay & R. Pinheiro (eds.), Higher Education in the BRICs Countries. Dordrecht: Springer. (Forthcoming)
  5. Yang, R. (2013). Long Road Ahead: Modernising Chinese Universities. In A.R. Nelson & N.S. Strohl (eds.) Universities 2013: Learning from the Past to Anticipate the Future (pp. 36-40). A commissioned report prepared for the Global Higher Education and Research (GHEAR) project Worldwide Universities Network.
  6. Yang, R. (2013). Unfinished Business: Integrating Chinese and Western Ideas of a University. In Y.Z. Cai (ed.), Transformation of Higher Education in Innovation Systems in China and Finland. Tampere, Finland: University of Tampere Press, pp. 81-123.
  7. Li, M. & Yang, R. (2013). Governance Reforms in Higher Education: A Study of Institutional Autonomy in China. In N.V. Varghese & M. Martin (eds.), Governance Reforms in Higher Education in Asia: A Study of Institutional Autonomy in Asian Countries (pp. 69-85) Paris: International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO.
  8. Yang, R. (2013) Indigenised while Internationalised? Tensions and Dilemmas in China’s Modern Transformation of Social Sciences in an Age of Globalisation. In M. Kuhn & K. Okamoto (eds.), Spatial Social Thought: Local Knowledge in Global Science Encounters (43-61). Stuttgart, Germany: ibidem-Verlag.
  9. Yang, R. (2012). Asian Indigenisation of Knowledge. In J.A. Banks (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Diversity in Education (vol. 2, pp. 163-164). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  10. Yang, R. (2012). Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: An Analysis of the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora at a Major Canadian University. In K. Mundy & Q. Zha (eds.), Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe (pp. 125-138). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  11. Yang, R. (2012). China’s Current Policy for Internationalisation. In P.G. Altbach & L. Reisberg (eds.), International Briefs for Higher Education (pp. 13-14). Washington, DC: The American Council on Education, and Boston: Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College.
  12. Yang, R. (2012). Cultural Thinking and Higher Education Reforms: A Review of China’s Policies since 1978. In B. Adamson, J. Nixon & F. Su (eds.), The Reorientation of Higher Education: Compliance and Defiance (pp. 177-191). Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, and Dordrecht: Springer.
  13. Yang, R. (2012). Scholarly Publishing, Knowledge Mobility and Internationalisation of Chinese Universities. In T. Fenwick & L. Farrell (eds.), Knowledge Mobilisation and Educational Research: Politics, Languages and Responsibilities (pp. 185-167). New York: Routledge.
  14. Yang, R. (2012). Soft Power and Higher Education: An Examination of China’s Confucius Institutes. In E. Hartmann (ed.) The Internationalisation of Higher Education: Towards a New Research Agenda in Critical Higher Education Studies (pp. 65-76). New York: Routledge.
  15. Welch, A.R. & Yang, R. (2011). A Pearl on the Silk Road? Internationalising a Regional Chinese University. In J.D. Palmer, A. Roberts, Y.H. Cho & C. Ching (eds.) Globalisation's Influence upon the Internationalisation of East Asian Higher Education Institutes (pp. 63-89). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  16. Yang, R. & Welch, A.R. (2011). Belonging from Afar? Transnational Academic Mobility and the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora: An Australian Case Study. In N. Bagnall (ed.), Education and Belonging (pp. 129-143). New York: Nove Science Publishers.
  17. Yang, R. (2011). Advanced Global Strategy in China: The Case of Tsinghua. In S. Marginson, S. Kaur & E. Sawir (eds.), Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Responses to Globalisation (pp. 143-159). Dordrecht: Springer.
  18. Yang, R. (2011). Brain Power Stored Overseas? An Australian Case Study of Chinese Knowledge Diaspora. In W.J. Morgan & B. Wu (eds.), Higher Education Reform in China: Beyond the Expansion (pp. 154-170). New York: Routledge.
  19. Yang, R. (2011). Chinese Ways of Thinking in the Transformation of China’s Higher Education System. In J. Ryan (ed.), China’s Higher Education Reform and Internationalisation (pp. 34-47). London: Routledge.
  20. Yang, R. (2011). Teacher Education in the People’s Republic of China. In K.G. Karras & C.C. Wolhuter (eds.), International Handbook of Teachers Education Worldwide: Issues and Challenges for Teacher Profession Vol. II (pp. 117-130). Atrapos Editions.
  21. Yang, R. (2010). Changing Governance in China’s Higher Education: Some Analyses of the Recent University Enrolment Expansion Policy. In K.H. Mok (ed.), The Search for New Governance of Higher Education in Asia (pp. 49-66). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  22. Yang, R. (2010). Transnational Higher Education in China. In C. Findlay & W.G. Tierney (eds.), Globalisation and Tertiary Education in the Asia-Pacific: The Changing Nature of a Dynamic Market (pp. 285-302). Singapore: World Scientific Printers.
  23. Yang, R. & Wu, M. (2010). Education for Ethnic Minorities in China: A Policy Critique. In C.C. Wolhuter & H.J. Steyn (eds.), Education and Ethnicity: Comparative Perspectives (pp. 81-99). Potchefstroom, South Africa: Platinum Press.
  24. Yang, R. (2010). Quality Assurance, University Rankings and China’s Higher Education: The Case of Wuhan University. In S. Kaur, M. Sirat & W. G. Tierney (ed.), Quality Assurance and University Rankings in Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Challenges for Universities and Nations (pp. 171-193). Pulau Pinang: Universiti Sains Malaysia Press.
  25. Yang, R. (2009). International Organisations and Asian Higher Education: The Case of China. In R.M. Bassett & A. Maldonado-Maldonado (eds.), International Organisations and Higher Education Policy (pp. 174-191). New York: Routledge.
  26. Yang, R. (2009). Enter the Dragon? China’s Higher Education Returns to the World Community: The Case of the Peking University Personnel Reforms. In J. Smart & W. Tierney (eds.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Practice (pp. 427-461). Dordrecht: Springer.
  27. Yang, R. (2008). International Organisations, Changing Governance and China’s Policy-making in Higher Education: An Analysis of the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. In Centre of Asian Studies (ed.), Positioning University in the Globalised World: Changing Governance and Coping Strategies in Asia. Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong.
  28. Yang, R. (2007). Urban-Rural Disparities in Educational Equality: China’s Pressing Challenge in a Context of Economic Growth and Political Change. In W. Pink (ed.), International Handbook of Urban Education (pp.223-240). Dordrecht: Springer.
  29. Yang, R. & Yao, W.H. (2007). Whose Knowledge Counts? A Case Study of a Joint MBA Program between Australia and China. In L. Farrell & T. Fenwick (eds.), The World Yearbook of Education 2007: Educating the Global Workforce: Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers (pp. 41-53). London: Routledge.
  30. Yang, R. (2007). Comparing Policies. In M. Bray, B. Adamson & M. Mason (eds.), Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methodology (pp. 241-262). Hong Kong: The Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, and Dordrecht: Springer.
  31. Yang, R. (2006). Transnational Higher Education in Hong Kong: An Analysis. In Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (ed.), Transnational Higher Education in Asia Pacific Region (pp. 35-58). Hiroshima: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University.
  32. Yang, R. (2006). Education Policy Research in the People’s Republic of China. In J. Ozga, T. Popkewitz & T. Seddon (eds.), The World Yearbook of Education 2006: Education Research and Policy (pp. 270-284). London: Routledge.
  33. Yang, R. (2005). Globalisation and Higher Education Restructuring: Issues and Debates. In K.H. Mok & R. James (eds.), Globalisation and Higher Education in East Asia (pp. 22-55). Singapore: Eastern Universities Press.
  34. Yang, R. (2005). The Debate on Private Education Development in China. In P. Altbach & D. Levy (eds.), Private Higher Education: A Global Revolution (pp. 117-120). Dordrecht: Sense Publishers.
  35. Yang, R. (2005). Internationalising Chinese Higher Education: A Case Study of One Major Comprehensive University. In P. Ninnes & M. Hellstén (eds.), Internationalising Higher Education: Critical Perspectives for Critical Times (pp. 97-118). Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, and Dordrecht: Springer.
  36. Yang, R. (2005). The Chinese Professoriate in Comparative Perspective: Self-perceptions, Academic Life, Gender Differences and Internal Differentiation. In A.R. Welch (ed.), The Professors: Profile of a Profession (pp. 179-192). Dordrecht: Springer.
  37. Yang, R. (2004). Teaching English to Primary School Students in the People’s Republic of China. In P. Lee & H. Azman (eds.), Global English and Primary Schools: Challenges for Elementary Education (pp. 73-93). Melbourne: CAE Press.
  38. Yang, R. (2004). Toward Massification: Higher Education Development in the People’s Republic of China since 1949. In J. Smart (ed.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research (pp. 311-374). Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  39. Yang, R. (2003). Progresses and Paradoxes: New Developments in China’s Higher Education. In K.H. Mok (ed.), Centralisation Versus Decentralisation: Educational Reforms and Changing Governance in Chinese Societies (pp. 173-200). Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong.
Professional Community Services
  1. (10. 2009-1. 2011) President, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong
  2. (4-9. 2009) Vice President, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong
  3. (2008) Secretary, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong
  4. (4.20 08-6. 2010) Director, Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
  5. (2006-present)  Member, Association for the Study of Higher Education, USA
  6. (2004-present) Member, Research Standing Committee, World Council of Comparative Education Societies
  7. (2004-present) Member, Australian Association for Research in Education
  8. (2001-2003) Member, International Association for Intercultural Education
  9. (1998-present) Member, Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
  10. (1996-1998) Member, Comparative Education Society of Asia
  11. (1996-1999) Member, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong
  12. (1995-1997) Executive Member, Guangdong Comparative Education Society
  13. (1994-1996) Executive Member, Chinese Comparative Education Society
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