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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in China, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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Which recognized mathematical journal accepts submissions in Chinese language [closed]

I know from experience that some [mathematical-journals] from France allow French submissions. And on the arXiv you can see now and then a math paper in French and not only in English. I've checked ...
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A postdoc in China vs a postdoc in the US

I am a PhD student about to graduate from a university in Western Europe, and recently I have received two postdoctoral job offers - one in Beijing and another in Los Angeles, and I find it hard to ...
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What are the pros and cons of joining a newly established department as assistant/associate professors?

I am an assistant professor with three years of experience. I am planning to leave and I have two choices: one is a newly established department A (2 years) while one department B is slightly older (5 ...
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What problems do non-Chinese people face while working as research professors in China?

I am doing a PhD in EU. Given the high competition for academic jobs in the EU, I am considering moving to China to seek an assistant professorship after finishing my degree. My intention is to have ...
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What if I have no students when I do a research? [closed]

Now I am a Ph.D student in China. I will get my degree at 2023.12 (if fortunately). But I only have three papers. I wish a school with a good platform. Now I find a school with title "211", ...
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How common are cash-per-publication incentives in different countries?

I've just asked Can Chinese "scientists who publish in the top Western journals... earn in excess of $100,000 per paper" via cash-per-publication incentives? in which I reference the recent ...
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Can Chinese "scientists who publish in the top Western journals... earn in excess of $100,000 per paper" via cash-per-publication incentives?

The recent Politics SE question Did China scientific incentives address the fact that the system can be gamed? includes the following: These guys have surveyed the financial incentives offered by the ...
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Why is Lishui University present in so many cities across the globe?

I'm searching for a postdoc and it seems that Lishui University recruits for its departments in Tokyo, Seoul, New York, Sidney etc. Typical job ad looks like this. Not even biggest universities I know ...
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How does a remote academic position work for a position in China?

I just came across this remote position on LinkedIn, which is for an assistant/associate professor position at a certain university in China, see the screenshot below: I'm based in Europe, and it's ...
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How would growing tensions between PR China and United States affect academia?

As in the title. The relationship between two countries seems to go towards a colder climate and actual war scenarios are discussed (slightly) more openly. What are possible implications for academia ...
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Credit for co-first authorship in Chinese academia

I heard that in Chinese academia, you would not get credit for a co-first-author paper if you are not listed as the first co-first author. Is this true? If so, why non-first co-first authors can't get ...
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Why do Chinese universities hold many more patents than other universities?

On the list of top 250 largest patent holders worldwide (2021), I see that Chinese universities hold many more patents than other universities, even normalizing by population size or student ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in China about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country (not China) and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I wanted to do a PhD in math, but didn't apply in China for session 2022 due to some reasons. I do not believe ...
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Is there a platform where research from China is aggregated/made available?

I'm looking for a (specific) journal paper originating from (authored in, published in) China. The abstract is available on some aggregators (ResearchGate, Semantic Scholar), but author contact ...
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About quality of research in Pure mathematics in Chinese universities and conditions for Foreign students to thrive there

I am a resident of Asia and I have done my master's in mathematics last year(2021) from a university ranked 400 in mathematics in the world. and I am applying for PhD positions in Europe. I didn't ...
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Can age limit be an issue for postdoc in China? [duplicate]

I have got post doc position in China a year back when I was 34. Due to Covid situations, my permit expired before and now lab fellow is planning again to apply for work permit but my age is 35 now. ...
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What good email service alternatives are available for academics in China?

I am based in China and am desperate to find a good email service as a researcher. The university email has suspicious delays and is probably censored. I used to rely on Gmail, but Google is blocked ...
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Do Chinese universities operate on a '996' schedule?

Do Chinese-speaking universities operate on a 996 schedule, meaning that under normal (non-pandemic) circumstances they expect their employees to be present from 9am-9pm or longer, six days a week or ...
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Will Chinese students applying for PhD in the U.S. be affected by the relationship between China and the U.S.?

I am Chinese, and I plan to apply for the 2022 Fall PhD in the U.S. I am confident with my research caliber and experience. However, I am worried about whether the terrible relationship between the U....
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Professor is not publishing my work. Should I try to publish on my own adding him as a coauthor?

I went to do my postdoc (organic chemistry) in ICCAS Beijing, although I also had offers from other places. As soon as I arrived there, I was informed the professor had many unsubmitted works. After a ...
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How to respond to professor about visa problems when applying for a post-doc?

Currently I'm in the process of my post-doc application in the US, but I may encounter some inevitable problems with my visa (J-1) application. The professor said that they have not had any scientists ...
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Is a postdoc necessary for a tenure track position in China?

In math/CS and related fields, it is almost unheard of to obtain a tenure track position at a top US university without doing at least one postdoc. However, on mathjobs, a large proportion of the ...
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What do people understand by Masters in Chinese Studies

I'm keen to find out what people understand by a Masters in "Chinese Studies" Is it China Studies? I.e. is it a catch-all social sciences area studies? Is it language? Is it culture? I ask ...
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Postdoc in China. Looking on advice about culture shock and pursuing a career in industry [closed]

So I was recently offered a math postdoc position in China for 2 years. A bit of additional background: I am a US citizen and have never left the US; I've hardly left my home state (except for grad ...
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How does the US plan to avoid research falling into Chinese hands work?

U.S. doubles down on protecting university research from China Apparently the US is taking action to "prevent sensitive technology from being stolen by the Chinese military". The article ...
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China Postdoctoral system application processing time [closed]

how much time does it take for China postdoctoral system once we submit the application in system online?
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Why was I offered an associate professorship after applying for an assistant professorship position? How will this be perceived?

I have applied for an assistant professorship at a top-tier Chinese university. After interviewing with them, they are now offering me a position: an associate professorship! I find this very ...
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Has it become harder for Chinese students to be accepted into graduate programs in the US?

There've been ominous news articles recently about the prospects of Chinese students (here meaning students from the People's Republic of China, as opposed to ethnic Chinese students from other ...
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Switching postdoc position (station) in China [closed]

I had applied for postdoc in a university in China, all documentation went through and my was successful in that funds were approved @ 120 K RMB (lowest) + 30K and housing etc. I received the work ...
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Why doesn't China reform its higher education sector/industry to keep its money and human capital at home? [closed]

Why So Many Chinese Students Come to America Why doesn't China reform its higher education sector/industry to keep its money and human capital at home?
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Age limit rules for postdoc position in China

I got a postdoc position at age 34 years in China. My documents are verified and I got the invitation letter. My employer applied for a work permit which is in process. I am waiting for that to apply ...
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Overleaf in China

I am working with a visiting scholar from China, and part of my collaborative process is to use a shared document through the cloud based LaTeX service called Overleaf. The scholar I am working with ...
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Is it appropriate to share the distribution of grades for a small class?

It is common practice to share a histogram of grades with a class after a quiz or exam. However, my institute has very small classes. This year I have 6 students in my class, and in previous years I ...
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Academic life in China [closed]

I was offered a tenure track assistant professor position in China. However, I am not familiar with the admin culture and academic environment of China. Is it difficult to cope with the university ...
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How to reference Chinese names?

Following a question on here, I also decided to reflect on my referencing skills. My style guide APA Harvard 6th wants names as Last, First. But with Chinese names I have this problem: do I reverse ...
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Chinese Mathematics Education [closed]

I often wonder about Mathematics Education in China, particularly at the late high school and undergraduate level. In the US, a typical undergraduate math degree will include lower division: 1-2 ...
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About opportunities for international student in China?

Are international PhD students offered Teaching Assistant (TA) positions during their research programme in China?
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Cost of living in China as an international student [closed]

I've just been offered PhD admission in SUStech located in Shenzhen, China. The tuition fee is 10,000rmb per year and the accommodation is 1,300rmb per year. As an international student, is 80,000-...
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How are academic relations between mainland China and Taiwan?

Both mainland China and Taiwan have internationally notable universities. How are the relations between their academic research communities? Does getting involved (as a Westerner) with either of ...
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Significance of senior author in China

While the issue of being the first or the corresponding author is China has been discussed in this forum, the significance of the senior author, or final author has not been addressed. We are working ...
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Academic conference visa for China

Salam. Has anyone ever applied to any conference in China? I am having difficulty in filing visa application here in NZ. The Chinese embassy has returned my application without processing twice and ...
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Postdoc in China age issue [duplicate]

Ok here's the issue. Normally the Chinese postdocs have to be under 35 years of age plus under 3 years from PhD. However, I am slightly over 3 years from PhD. However, I already will have a one year ...
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Whats the average salary (inclusively) in china? How expensive it is for a single postdoctoral life? [duplicate]

I'm going to join one of the top university in China. I have been offered 130000 to 180000 RMB per year (including the basic performance and housing subsidy) on invitation letter although it's less ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which "warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies"?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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Can I get a postdoc in China more than 3 years after having received my PhD?

It's been 4 years since my PhD and now I'm applying for a postdoc in China. The Chinese website mentions that the age limit for applicants is 35 years and the applicants must have received their PhD ...
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Meeting dishonest ex-supervisors at large international conference -- Should one speak out?

I have returned to my country after one negative experience as a postdoc in China. In short, I was hired based on false salary & funding expectations supported by shady vague contracts written in ...
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How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?

I'm posting from an anonymous account, for reasons that will be obvious. I'm an associate professor in China at one of the top 10 universities in China, and have been working in China for a number of ...
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Why would my former colleagues acknowledge me for a nonexistent contribution?

I spent a postdoctoral period in China, where I faced number of issues with the administration and supervisor. In short, I felt exploited in many ways, from payment and funding restrictions to being ...
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Postdoc project: Bait and switch

Earlier this year, I interviewed and received offers for two postdoc positions from competing universities, with one- and three-year contracts, respectively. The first is more related to my PhD, while ...
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How long does it typically take for Chinese universities to accept or reject applicants?

How many days does it normally take to receive an admission letter after applying to a university in China? I am a student from Bangladesh.
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