Dr PAN, Suyan   潘甦燕
Associate Professor
Department of Social Sciences
Phone No: (852) 2948 8616
Email: pansuyan@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-6723-2100
Phone
(852) 2948 8616
Email
pansuyan@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
12805459400
Research Interest
  • Sociology of Education
  • Theories of Development (including Modernization, Dependency, World-System, and Globalization discourses)
  • International Academic Mobility
  • International Educational Relations
  • Governance, Legislation and Educational Policymaking
  • Citizenship and Citizenship Education
  • China Studies
External Appointment

Membership and Services in Different Academic/Professional Bodies

Comparative and International Education Society (USA)

Member (2000 - Present)

Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong

Member (2000 - Present)

Wah Ching Centre of Research on China Education, The University of Hong Kong

Member (2000 - Present)

Management Committee Member (2008 - 2009)

Centre of Educational Leadership, The University of Hong Kong

Management Committee Member (2007 - 2009)

Manuscript Reviewer for International Scholarly Journals

  • Reviewer for Higher Education Policy (UNESCO, France)
  • Reviewer for Educational Policy (SSCI, SAGE, USA)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Educational Change (Springer, The Netherlands)
  • Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Education (SSCI, Taylor and Francis/Routledge, Singapore)
  • Reviewer for British Educational Research Journal (SSCI, Taylor and Francis/Routledge, UK)
  • Reviewer for Educational Research and Evaluation (Routledge. UK)
  • Reviewer for Frontiers of Education in China (Springer, co-publication with Higher Education Press, China)

Review Work for Publishers

Review book proposal on behalf of Routledge (sociology of higher education list), 2011

Professional Profile

Suyan PAN is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Her professional engagements in higher education are cultivated in diverse academic communities, including a PhD study and Research Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong, Associate Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, visiting scholar of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, guest lecturer at the Research Institute for Higher Education of Fudan University, and speaker of public lecture at the Department of Politics & International Studies of the University of Cambridge.

Suyan’s research interest explores the interdisciplinary fields of higher education, international relations and China studies. She has authored two books and published 50 articles in refereed journals, books, and conferences. Her articles appear in The Pacific Review, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Comparative Education Review, Journal of Studies in International Education, Journal of Education Policy, and Higher Education Policy among others.

Suyan has received many honours and research grants, including the Award of Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship 2013 given by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, and three competitive research grants totaling over HK$2 million given by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. She has transferred research into the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which have nurtured graduate, master’s and doctoral theses studying into the broad themes of social sciences, including international higher education, citizenship education, and sociology of education in the contexts of Hong Kong, China and beyond.

Research Interest

  • Sociology of Education
  • Theories of Development (including Modernization, Dependency, World-System, and Globalization discourses)
  • International Academic Mobility
  • International Educational Relations
  • Governance, Legislation and Educational Policymaking
  • Citizenship and Citizenship Education
  • China Studies
External Appointment

Membership and Services in Different Academic/Professional Bodies

Comparative and International Education Society (USA)

Member (2000 - Present)

Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong

Member (2000 - Present)

Wah Ching Centre of Research on China Education, The University of Hong Kong

Member (2000 - Present)

Management Committee Member (2008 - 2009)

Centre of Educational Leadership, The University of Hong Kong

Management Committee Member (2007 - 2009)

Manuscript Reviewer for International Scholarly Journals

  • Reviewer for Higher Education Policy (UNESCO, France)
  • Reviewer for Educational Policy (SSCI, SAGE, USA)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Educational Change (Springer, The Netherlands)
  • Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Education (SSCI, Taylor and Francis/Routledge, Singapore)
  • Reviewer for British Educational Research Journal (SSCI, Taylor and Francis/Routledge, UK)
  • Reviewer for Educational Research and Evaluation (Routledge. UK)
  • Reviewer for Frontiers of Education in China (Springer, co-publication with Higher Education Press, China)

Review Work for Publishers

Review book proposal on behalf of Routledge (sociology of higher education list), 2011

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Lo, T.-Y. J., & Pan, S.-Y. (2021). Rethinking the "Chinese Characteristics" in China's Internationalization of Higher Education as Soft Power. In A. W. Wiseman & P. M. Davidson (Eds.), Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2020 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 40) (pp.59-70). UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Pan, Suyan and Lo, Joe Tin-yau (2018). Higher Education and China’s Global Rise: A Neo-tributary Perspective. London: Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education Series.
Lo, Tin-yau Joe and Pan, Su-yan (2018). Reflecting on the Research into China’s Soft Power in International Education with Comparative Perspective: The Case of Confucius Institutes. In Alexander W. Wiseman (ed.), Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2017 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 34) (pp. 49-57). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Pan, S.-Y. (2016). Competing for Global Talents: China's Brain Gain Strategies. In S. Guo & Y. Guo (Eds.), Spotlight on China: Chinese Education in the Globalized World (341-357). Boston, USA: Sense Publishers.
Pan, S.-Y. (2015). Research , Development, and Academic Culture in Chinese Universities: A Historical Reflection. J. N. Hawkins & K. H. Mok, Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education (225-244). New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014). Multileveled Citizenship Education in Beijing: Liberation with Limitation. Kerry Kennedy, Gregory Fairbrother, Zhenzhou Zhao, Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for "The Chinese Century" (128-143). New York: Routledge.
Pan, S.-Y. (2013). Moral Education in China. In Q. Zha (Ed.), Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives (263-269). US, Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group LCC.
Pan, S. Y. (2009). University Autonomy, the State, and Social Changes in China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
Cheng, K. M., Wang, Y., & Pan, S. Y. (2008). The Legacy of Planning Higher Education Development in China. In D. Palfreyman, T. Tapper & S. Thomas (Eds.), Structuring Mass Higher Education: The Role of Elite Institutions. UK: Taylor & Francis Group.
Cheung, K.-W., & Pan, S.-Y. (2006). From Inspection to Broadening Alliance-Building: The Change of Strategy by Government to Reform Education in Hong Kong. In Committee on Education Science Culture and Public Health of the National People's Congress, Beijing Academy of Educational Science, & Centre of Research on Education in China of The University of Hong Kong (Eds.), Collected Works on Universalizing Compulsory Education in China (372-386). Beijing: China Democracy and Legal Press.

Journal Publications
Lo, T. Y. J., & Pan, S.-Y. (2021). The internationalisation of China’s higher education: soft power with ‘Chinese characteristics’. Comparative Education; DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2020.1812235, 57(2), 227-246.
Pan, S.-Y. (2020). Reconceptualising ‘internationalisation’ in higher education: The case of Hong Kong. Higher Education Quarterly, 75, 487-499.
Pan, S.-Y. (2020). COVID-19 and the neo-liberal paradigm in higher education: changing landscape. Asian Education and Development Studies; DOI: 10.1108/AEDS-06-2020-0129, 10(2), 322-335.
Pan, Suyan (2019). Identity, civic engagement, and learning about citizenship: university students’ experiences in Hong Kong. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Online available, doi.org/10.
Pan, Su-Yan (2017). Reframing Citizenship Education in Beijing: Competing Views and Strategies. Oxford Review of Education, 43 (6), 643-658.
Pan, Su-Yan & Lo, Tin Yau Joe (2017). Re-conceptualizing China’s Rise as a Global Power: A Neo-tributary Perspective. The Pacific Review, 30(1), 1-25.
Lo, J. T. Y., & Pan, S. Y. (2016). Confucius Institutes and China’s Soft Power: Practices and Paradoxes. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 46(4), 512-532.
Pan, S.-Y. (2016). Book Review on "Confucius and Crisis in American Universities" by Amy Stambach. Frontiers of Education in China, 10 (3), 115-117.
Pan, Suyan (2016). China through the Lens of Comparative Education: The Selected Works of Ruth Hayhoe by Ruth Hayhoe. Comparative Education Review, 60 (2), 410-412.
Ma, Y.-P. and Pan, S.-Y. (2015). Chinese Returnees from Overseas Study: An Understanding of Brain Gain and Brain Circulation in the Age of Globalization. Frontiers of Education in China, 10 (2), 306-329.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014). Book Review on "China’s Universities" by Mei Yiqi. Frontiers of Education in China, 9(3), 464-466.
Pan, S.-Y. (2013). China's Approach to the International Market for Higher Education Students: Strategies and Implications. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35(3), 249-263.
Pan, S.-Y. (2013). Confucius Institute project: China's cultural diplomacy and soft power projection. Asian Education and Development Studies, 2(1), 22-33.
Pan, S.-Y. (2011). Education Abroad, Human Capital Development, and National Competitiveness: China's Brain Gain Strategies. Frontiers of Education in China, 6(1), 106-138.
Pan, S.-Y. (2011). Multileveled Citizenship and Citizenship Education: Experiences of Students in China's Beijing. Citizenship Studies, 15(4), 283-306.
Pan, S. Y. (2010). Changes and Challenges in the Flow of International Human Capital: China's Experience. Journal of Studies in International Education, 14(3), 259-288.
Pan, S. Y. (2010). University Autonomy, the State, and Social Change: Western and Chinese Perspectives. International and Comparative Education, 2, 1-29.
Pan, S.-Y. (2010). Exploring How Globalization Shapes Education: Methodology and Theoretical Framework. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5(2), 315-324.
Law, W.-W., & Pan, S.-Y. (2009). Legislation and Equality in Basic Education for All in China. Interchange, 40(4), 337-372.
Law, W. W., & Pan, S. Y. (2009). Game Theory and Educational Policy: Private Education Legislation in China. International Journal of Educational Development, 29 (3), 227-240.
Pan, S. Y. (2007). Intertwining of Academia and Officialdom and University Autonomy: Experience from Tsinghua University in China. Higher Education Policy, 20 (2), 121-144.
Cheung, K. W., & Pan, S. Y. (2006). Transition of Moral Education in China: Towards Regulated Individualism. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 2 (2), 37-50.
Pan, S. Y. (2006). Economic Globalisation, Politico-cultural Identity, and University Autonomy: The Struggle of Tsinghua University in China. Journal of Education Policy, 21 (3), 245-266.
Pan, S. Y., & Law, W. W. (2006). Legalizing Education: The Role of Law in The Regulation and Deregulation of China's Private Education. Education and the Law, 18 (4), 267-282.

Conference Papers
Pan, Suyan & Li, Boya (2021, May). Studying in Hong Kong: Encounter of Habitus across Fields. Department of Social Sciences Regular Seminar Series 2020-2021 – May Session, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Pan, Suyan (2021, April). The Changing Geopolitics of International Higher Education and Competitive Development Pathways: Experience from Hong Kong. 65th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES): Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts, Virtually at vCIES-2021.
Pan, Suyan (2019, April). Citizenship discourse in Hong Kong higher education: encounter between Western and Chinese academic traditions. Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2019, Education for Sustainability, San Francisco, US.
Pan, Suyan (2019, February). Research into International Students Mobility: Discourses and Analytical Utility. Symposium on Internationalization and Quality Management in Higher Education, Hong Kong.
Pan, Suyan (2018, December). Civic Engagement, Higher Education, and Learning for Citizenship: The Experience of University Students in Hong Kong. FLASS Dean's Research Fund Seminar, Hong Kong.
Pan, Suyan (2018, March). Higher Education and China’s Global Rise: A Neo-Tributary Perspective. A public lecture at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
Pan, S.-Y. (2015, May). Project on “Rethinking Higher Education and Citizenship in a Global Age: Students’ Experience in Hong Kong”. Symposium on "Nurturing Students' Democratic Culture: Civic Mission of School in the Post Occupying Movement Era", Hong Kong.
Pan, S.-Y. (2015, April). Multileveled Citizenship and Higher Education: Theoretical Debates and Young People's Perspective. Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences, Australia.
Law, W.-W. and Pan, S.-Y. (2015, March). Politics, Academic Freedom and Civic Engagement: Challenges to Academics in Hong Kong under Chinese Sovereignty since 1997. 59th Annual Comparative and International Education Society, USA.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014, December). Higher Education and Citizenship Education: Experience from Hong Kong. Tokyo International Conference on Social Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
Law, W.-W. and Pan, S.-Y. (2014, November). Civic Engagement and Academic Freedom of Academics in Post-1997 Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific Social Science Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014, October). Making China a New Study-abroad Destination: Neo-liberal Ideology or State-directed Effort?. Paper presented at Higher Education Graduate Students Seminar, Canada.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014, October). University Students’ Perception of Citizenship in a Multileveled World: Experience from Hong Kong and Beijing. Paper presented at Comparative, International & Development Education (CIDE) Seminar, Canada.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014, May). Identity and Citizenship Education in Universities: Students' Experience in Hong Kong. WUN (Worldwide Universities Network)Virtual Seminars 2014: Ideas and Universities, Hong Kong.
Pan, S.-Y. (2014, March). Citizenship education at a crossroads: varying interests and competing approaches. The 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society: Revisioning Education for All, Toronto.
Pan, S.-Y. (2013, September). Research, Development, and Academic Culture in Chinese Universities: A Historical Reflection. Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP) Senior Seminar on Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education, Hong Kong.
Pan, Su-Yan (2012, April). International Academic Mobility, National Development, and the World Knowledge System: Experience from China. WUN (Worldwide Universities Network) Virtual Seminar 2012, Hong Kong.
Pan, S.-Y. (2011, May). Multileveled Citizenship Education in Beijing: Liberation with Limitation. Paper presented at The 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Montreal, Canada.
Pan, S.-Y. (2011, May). The State, Cross-border Higher Education, and the Mission of Chinese Universities in A Global Age. Paper presented at the Education and Global Cultural Dialogue Conference: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe, Toronto, Canada.
Pan, S.-Y. (2011, February). University Ranking, National Competitiveness and Brain Gain Strategies in a Global Age: Experience from China. Paper presented at the International Conference on Missions and Visions of Comparative Education, hosted by the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
Pan, S. Y. (2009, July). Citizenship and Multiple Identities in a Multileveled Polity: The Perspectives of Students in Beijing, China. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Learning, Spain.
Pan, S. Y. (2008, February). The Quest for World-Class Universities in China: Strategies and Measures. Paper presented at the International Conference on Missions and Visions of Comparative Education, Hong Kong.
Pan, S. Y. (2007, September). Social Transition and International Flow of Human Capital: China's Experience. The XIII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies Conference on Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue, Sarajevo.

Project

Reflection on the Rationales and Realities of International Student Exchange in the Era of Globalization: The Case of Hong Kong
This project aims to respond to the challenge of rethinking the mentality, motivation, and measures that are shaping the new wave of cross-border student mobility in the era of globalisation.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
Strategic Partnership between UBC-Based Hong Kong Studies Initiative & EdUHK-Based Global Hong Kong Studies Programmes (UG&PG)
This project is awarded by FLASS Internationalization and Exchange Scheme. It aims to develop academic exchange and cooperation between the UBC-Based Hong Kong Studies Initiative and EdUHK-Based Global Hong Kong Studies Programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
The Rise of China as a Global Power and the (Re)construction of Chinese Identity: A Study of University Students in Hong Kong
The project is designed to investigate university students’ perception of China as a rising global power, and the influence on their sense of Chinese identity thereof.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
Civic Engagement, Higher Education, and Learning for Citizenship: The Experience of University Students in Hong Kong
This project proposes to investigate the impact of civic engagement on university students’ learning of citizenship in the context of Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
Higher Education, Citizenship, and Academic Values Across Cultures: Experience from Hong Kong and Beijing
Despite living in the two different socio-political contexts of Hong Kong and Beijing, scholars and college students in both cities have expressed their strong sense of civic duty and concern over socio-political and economic issues and the development of civic society in their cities. The voice of our college students and faculty members should not be underestimated in studies of higher education and citizenship. To investigate and compare the practice of citizenship education in higher educati . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
Rethinking Higher Education and Citizenship in a Global Age: Students' Experience in Hong Kong
The purpose of this study is to explore and explain the emerging practice of engaging college students in citizenship education in higher education institutions in Hong Kong. It investigates college students’ perceptions of citizenship and their engagement in citizenship education.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
Study Abroad and Human Capital Development: China's Strategies to Compete for Global Talents
The project is a policy study focusing on China’s study abroad and brain gain policies. It analyzes the relationship between the state, market, higher education and international education relations in the interdisciplinary fields of higher education, social sciences, China studies, and global studies. It re-examines the major theoretical frameworks for understanding education abroad, international academic mobility and human capital formation for national development in an globalized world.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): PAN, Suyan 潘甦燕
 
Prizes and awards

Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Award 2013/14
The Fellowship Award aims at granting extended time-off and supporting funds to the outstanding investigators under the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel to enable them to focus on research work and writing. A maximum amount of $1 million per award for a period of up to 12 months may be granted and not more than ten awards are granted for all institutions per year.
Date of receipt: 29/11/2013, Conferred by: University Grants Committee, Hong Kong