Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Brokers of aspirations: Education and cosmopolitanism

May 5, 2021 - 15:00-16:30

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 15.00-16.30 CEST

China both sends and hosts high numbers of international students. Is education a means to become cosmopolitan? How is China’s place in the global educational landscape changing after Covid?

Sign up for the event here.


  • Bingyu Wang, Associate Professor at the School of Sociology and Anthropology of Sun Yat-sen University. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Her research is of interdisciplinary nature and involves a wide range of pressing global issues such as labour precarity, migrant wellbeing and diverse societies. Specifically, her research areas include migration and mobilities, intercultural encounters, and cosmopolitanism, with a geographic focus on Asia-Pacific and theoretical focus on emotions, embodiment, time and the everyday. She has published widely on these topics in high-ranked international journals and her most recently published book with Routledge is entitled New Chinese Migrants in New Zealand: Becoming Cosmopolitan? Roots, Emotions, and Everyday Diversity.
  • Shuning Liu, Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies at Teachers College, Ball State University. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her primary research interests are in the areas of critical curriculum studies, critical policy analysis, social theory, international education, globalization and education, and qualitative inquiry. Her current research projects involve the role of international education in the formation of social elites. Her recent research work has been published as a book Neoliberalism, Globalization, and “Elite” Education in China: Becoming International.


  • Dr Yi’En Cheng, Research Fellow in the Asian Migration cluster at Asia Research Institute (ARI). His research interests lie in the intersection across education, youth, and mobilities in Asian cities. He is currently researching on how international student mobilities in East and Southeast Asia are being reconfigured through shifting cultural and geo-politics of the Belt and Road Initiative and the COVID-19 pandemic. More information at https://chengyien.wordpress.com.

Read more about the event here.

This seminar is organized by the University of Oslo Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages as part of the project Brokering China’s Extraversion: An Ethnographic Analysis of Transnational Arbitration (Brokex).

Brokers of aspirations: Education and cosmopolitanism


Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo (UiO)