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Asian networks vs. Asian-Studies networks: on reflexivity and generational tensions in Western academe

CollectionsTransmission of academic values in Asian Studies workshop (2009)
Title: Asian networks vs. Asian-Studies networks: on reflexivity and generational tensions in Western academe
Author(s): Horesh, Niv
Cribb, Robert
Keywords: Max Weber, Karl Marx, Confucianism, Karl Wittfogel, Oriental despotism, Bill Jenner, tyranny of history, China, particularism, orthodoxy, family business networks, civil society, guanxi, Chinese diaspora, circles of esteem, John King Fairbank, Sinology, John Israel, networking, Jonathan Spence, Pamela Crossley, cronyism, immigration, Australian Public Service, NAATI, metrics, Publish or Perish
Date published: 2011
Publisher: The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)
Citation: Horesh, N. (2011). Asian networks vs. Asian-Studies networks: on reflexivity and generational tensions in Western academe. In R. Cribb (Ed.), Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies: workshop proceedings. Canberra: Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration
Description: 
In this brief article, I would like to broach the obvious: the notion of ‘networks’ as being particularly Asian, or Chinese, is misguided. So is the overemphasis on ‘networks’ in much of the academic literature on China’s rise. Drawing on observed phenomenon in American and Australian academe, I will try to sketch out why networks - or ‘circles of esteem’ - are significant everywhere; where and how they occur in Western academe, and by implication - how they pervade and compromise academic recruitment and research excellence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116964
ISBN: 978-1-74076-225-0

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