My publications to-date can be categorized under five themes, among which themes (1) and (2) are highly interrelated:

  1. International educational mobility; international students; student migrants; sociology of education;
  2. Migration; Chinese migrants in Singapore; “foreign talent”;
  3. Social Studies Education in Singapore;
  4. Internet; media; discourse; culture studies; contemporary China; (no longer actively pursued)
  5. Maritime human factors; maritime sociology; labour (no longer actively pursued)

(1) International educational mobility; international students; student migrants; sociology of education

  1. Yang, P. & Tian, Y. (2023) International student mobility in a de-globalizing and post-pandemic world: Resilience, reconfiguration, renewal (Guest Editorial). Journal of International Students. 13(1), i-v. [DOI][PDF]
  2. Yang, P., & Lu, Y. (2022). Navigating Desire, Despondency, Disconnectedness, and Disillusionment: International Students’ Emotional Turmoil Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. In Y. E. Cheng (Ed.), International Student Mobilities and Voices in the Asia-Pacific: Letters to Coronavirus (pp. 121-136). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore. [DOI][PDF]
  3. Foo, A., & Yang, P. (2022). Allying and aligning: teachers’ extra-curricular work, meritocracy and state-sponsored scholarships in Singapore. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1-18. [DOI][PDF]
  4. Yang, P. (2022). Rethinking International Student Mobility through the Lens of “Crisis” at A Juncture of Pandemic and Global Uncertainties. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. 42(sup1), 20-33 [DOI][PDF][video talk]
  5. Yang, P. (2022). Differentiated inclusion, muted diversification: Immigrant teachers’ settlement and professional experiences in Singapore as a case of ‘middling’ migrants’ integration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 48(7), 1711-1728 [DOI][PDF]
  6. Yang, P. (2022). China in the global field of international student mobility: An analysis of economic, human, and symbolic capitals. COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 52(2), 308-326 [DOI][PDF][podcast]
  7. Yang, P. (2020). Towards a framework for (re)thinking the ethics and politics of international student mobility. Journal of Studies in International Education. 24(5), 518-534 [DOI][PDF][video talk]
  8. Yang, P., & Chow, L.-T. (2019). Immigrant teachers in Singapore schools: backgrounds, integration, and diversification. HSSE Online, 8(2), 39-51. [PDF]
  9. Yang, P. (2018). Understanding Youth Educational Mobilities in Asia: A Comparison of Chinese ‘Foreign Talent’ Students in Singapore and Indian MBBS Students in China. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 39(6), 722-738. [DOI] [PDF]
  10. Yang, P. (2018). Commentary: International Students in China—What We Know, What We Don’t, and What Next. In F. Dervin, X. Du, & A. Härkönen (Eds.), International Students in China: Education, Student Life and Intercultural Encounters (pp. 249-255). London: Palgrave. [DOI] [PDF]
  11. Yang, P., Baildon, M., & Sim, J. B.-Y. (2018). Educational mobility and citizenship: Chinese “foreign talent” students in Singapore and Indian medical students in China. In Peterson, A., Stahl, G. & Soong, H. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. (pp. 1-16). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [LINK] [PDF]
  12. Yang, P., & Cheng, Y. E. (2018). Educational Mobility and Transnationalization. In N. W. Gleason (Ed.), Higher Education in the Era of the Forth Industrial Revolution. (pp. 39-63). London: Palgrave. [OPEN ACCESS] [PDF]
  13. Yang, P. (2018). Compromise and complicity in international student mobility: the ethnographic case of Indian medical students at a Chinese university. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 39(5), 694-708 [DOI] [PDF] [video talk]
  14. Yang, P. (2017). Flexible citizens or disconnected transmigrants? Chinese student-turned-migrants in Singapore and their discourse on mobility, flexibility, and identity. In L. T. Tran & C. Gomes (Eds.), International Student Connectedness and Identity (pp. 227-242). Singapore: Springer. [PDF]
  15. Yang, P. (2017). Understanding ‘integration’: Chinese ‘foreign talent’ students in Singapore talking about rongru. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1), 29-45. [PDF]
  16. Yang, P. (2016). International Mobility and Educational Desire: Chinese Foreign Talent Students in Singapore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan [Googlebooks] [Palgrave
  17. Yang, P. (2016). The PRC “Foreign Talent” Scholars and Their Singaporean “Other”: Neo-Occidentalism Amidst Intercultural Contact in the Context of Higher Education Student Mobility. In R. Machart, F. Dervin & M. Gao (Eds.), Intercultural Masquerade: New Orientalism, New Occidentalism, Old Exoticism (pp. 33-49). Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer. [PDF]
  18. Yang, P. (2016). ‘Eliteness’ in Chinese schooling: towards an ethnographic approach. In C. Maxwell & P. Aggleton (Eds.), Elite Education. International Perspectives (pp. 135-147). Abingdon: Routledge. [PDF]
  19. 杨沛东. (2014). “新加坡面向中国学生奖学金项目概况以及奖学金获得者留新经历之简要观察”.  辉耀、绿 (主编) 《际人才蓝皮书 中国留学发展报告(2014No.3》(212-232页). 北京: 社会科学文献出版社.  [Yang, P. (2014). Observations on Singapore’s SM1, SM2, SM3 Scholarships and PRC Scholars’ Experiences. In H. Wang & L. Miao (Eds.), Blue Book of Global Talent: Annual Report on the Development of Chinese Students Studying Abroad (2014) No.3 (pp. 212-232). Beijing: Social Science Academic Press.] [PDF
  20. Yang, P. (2014) Privilege, Prejudice, Predicament: “PRC Scholars” in Singapore – An Overview. Frontiers of Education in China, 9(3), 350-376 [FULL TEXT
  21. Yang, P. (2014) A Phenomenology of being “Very China”: An Ethnographic Report on the Self-Formation Experiences of Mainland Chinese Undergraduate “Foreign Talents” in Singapore. Asian Journal of Social Science, 42(3-4), 233-261. [DOI] [PDF]
  22. Yang, P. (2014) Empire at the Margins: Compulsory Mobility, Hierarchical Imaginary, and Education in China’s Ethnic Borderland. London Review of Education, 12(1), 5-19.  [PDF]

(2) Migration; Chinese migrants in Singapore; “foreign talent”

  1. Baas, M., & Yang, P. (2020). Introduction: Conceptualizing the Asian Migrant’s Body. In M. Baas (Ed.), The Asian Migrant’s Body: Emotion, Gender and Sexuality (pp. 7-27). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [PDF]
  2. Yang, P. (2019). Psychoanalyzing fleeting emotive migrant encounters: A case from Singapore. Emotion, Space and Society. 31, 133-139 [DOI] [PDF]
  3. Yang, P. (2018). Desiring ‘foreign talent’: lack and Lacan in anti-immigrant sentiments in Singapore. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(6), 1015-1031. [DOI] [PDF]
  4. Yang, H., Yang, P., & Zhan, S. (2017). Immigration, population, and foreign workforce in Singapore: An overview of trends, policies, and issues. HSSE Online, 6(1), 10-25. [PDF
  5. Gomes, C., Leong, S., & Yang, P. (2017). Why Transitions? Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1), 7-11.
  6. Yang, P. (2014) “Authenticity” and  “Foreign Talent” in Singapore: The Relative and Negative Logic of National Identity. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia29(2), 408-437 [LINK]

(3) Social Studies Education in Singapore 

  1. Yang, P. (2023) Interpreting inquiry learning in social studies: Singapore secondary school teachers’ understandings of “Issue Investigation”—a preliminary study. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 18(1), 26-42. [LINK][PDF]
  2. Yang, P., & Chua, J. Y. (2021) A politician, a social scientist, and a social worker walk into a bar: Towards a taxonomy of Social Studies inquiry questions. HSSE Online, 10(1), 15-26. [LINK][PDF][video talk]
  3. Yang, P. (2020) Taming “Issue Investigation”: Singapore Secondary Social Studies Teachers’ Accounts of Challenges Encountered and Strategies for Coping. HSSE Online, 9(1), 15-23. [LINK][PDF]

(4) Internet; media; discourse; culture studies; contemporary China (no longer actively pursued)

  1. Yang, P., & Tang, L. (2018). “Positive Energy”: Hegemonic intervention and online media discourse in China’s Xi Jinping era. China: An International Journal, 16(1), 1-22. [LINK] [PDF]
  2. Tang, L., Shan, D. & Yang, P. (2016) Workers’ rights defence on China’s Internet: An analysis of actors. Information, Communication and Society, 19(8), 1171-1186 [DOI]
  3. Yang, P., Tang, L. & Wang, X. (2015) Diaosi as infrapolitics: Scatological tropes, identity-making and cultural intimacy on China’s Internet. Media, Culture & Society, 37(2), 197-214 [DOI]
  4. Tang, L., & Yang, P. (2011). Symbolic power and the internet: The power of a ‘horse’. Media, Culture & Society33(5), 675-691 [DOI]
  5.  杨沛东,“另眼看春晚,2009: 意識形態、宣傳工具及官方娛樂”《文化研究》第八期(2009年春季)230-245页 [Yang, P. (2009). Ideology and Propaganda in the Official Entertainment: a Curious Gaze at the CCTV Spring Festival Gala 2009. Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, 8, 230-245] [PDF]

(5) Maritime human factors; maritime sociology; labour (no longer actively pursued)

  1. Yang, P. (2013) ‘Union Regimes’: Discipline and punish in three Indian maritime trade unions. International Critical Thought, 3(1), 43-58 [PDF]
  2. Yang, P. (2010). Lads in Waiting: Another Crisis. An Exploratory Study on Indian ‘Fresher’ Seafarers. Global Labour Journal, 1(3), 331-351 [PDF]

Book Reviews / Review Essays

  1. Yang, P., & Chow, L.-T. (2019). The Meaning of Citizenship in Contemporary Chinese Society, Sicong Chen (2018) Springer, 162 pp., softcover, $109.99 (USD). Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 14(1), 132-134. [PDF]
  2. Chow, L-T & Yang, P (2019): Desiring TESOL and international education, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 28(2), 200-205  [DOI][PDF]
  3. Yang, P. (2017) Migration, media, and global-local spaces, Mobile Media & Communication, 5(3), 277-278. [DOI]
  4. Yang, P. (2017) The Asian American achievement paradox, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(1), 130-131. [DOI]
  5. Yang, P. (2017). Transnational Students and Mobility: Lived Experiences of Migration, Hannah Soong (2016). Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1), 137-139. [PDF]
  6. Yang, P. (2016) Figuring out the university and the student in neoliberal times: reviews of Learning under neoliberalism (Hyatt, Shear and Wright 2015) and Figuration work (Nielsen 2015). Social Anthropology, 24(2), 243-248 [DOI]