China’s Internationalization of Higher Education

The Barrier Within

  • Rui Yang University of Hong Kong
Keywords: China, higher education, internationalization, Sino-centrism


China’s achievement in, and approach to, internationalizing its higher education depends greatly on its cultural traits. Historically, Chinese culture has long excelled in incorporating elements from outside its borders, but has fallen relatively behind in reaching out to others. Such a disposition has left deep marks on the ways in which Chinese higher education interacts with the rest of the world.

Author Biography

Rui Yang, University of Hong Kong

Rui Yang is professor and associate dean (research) in the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. E-mail:

How to Cite
Yang, R. (2020). China’s Internationalization of Higher Education. International Higher Education, (103), 14-16. Retrieved from