'Foreign' and 'Unpatriotic'

    Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar or course


    Many countries have chosen to close their borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To the approximately 1.5 million Chinese international students, these unprecedented border control measures have placed many challenges. Regardless of their individual political views, many Chinese international students were put in awkward situations created by increasing diplomatic tensions between China and a range of countries, including the US and Australia in 2020. Moreover, as the nationalist sensation rises in China and the West amid the global pandemic, Chinese international students are often subject to racist discriminations aboard while get accused of being unpatriotic at home. This presentation discusses how Chinese international students are forced to renegotiate their identities, loyalties, and sense of belonging due to the discriminations they faced both aboard and at home during the COVID-19 pandemic so far. It also lays out a research agenda on the racial discrimination against and by Chinese international students amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.
    Period9 Mar 2021
    Event typeSeminar
    LocationCanberra, Australia, Australian Capital TerritoryShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • International students
    • covid-19