My publications to-date can be categorized under four 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. Internet; media; discourse; culture studies; contemporary China;
  4. Maritime human factors; maritime sociology; labour (not actively pursued any more)

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

  1. 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]
  2. Yang, P., Baildon, M., & Sim, J. B.-Y. (2018). Educational mobility and citizenship: The Asian cases of 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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. [DOI]
  5. 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. 
  6. Yang, P. (2017). Understanding ‘integration’: Chinese ‘foreign talent’ students in Singapore talking about rongru. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1), 29-45. [PDF]
  7. Yang, P. (2016). International Mobility and Educational Desire: Chinese Foreign Talent Students in Singapore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan [Googlebooks] [Palgrave
  8. 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. 
  9. 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. 
  10. 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
  11. Yang, P. (2014) Privilege, Prejudice, Predicament: “PRC Scholars” in Singapore – An Overview. Frontiers of Education in China, 9(3), 350-376 [FULL TEXT]
  12. 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]
  13. 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. Yang, P. (2018). Psychoanalyzing fleeting emotive migrant encounters: A case from Singapore. Emotion, Space and Society. [DOI
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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) Internet; media; discourse; culture studies; contemporary China

  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]
  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]

(4) Maritime human factors; maritime sociology; labour (not actively pursued any more)

  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. (2017) Migration, media, and global-local spaces, Mobile Media & Communication, 5(3), 277-278. [DOI]
  2. Yang, P. (2017) The Asian American achievement paradox, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(1), 130-131. [DOI]
  3. Yang, P. (2017). Transnational Students and Mobility: Lived Experiences of Migration, Hannah Soong (2016). Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1), 137-139. [PDF]
  4. 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]