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The Power Sleep : on Chinese students and innovation

Lo, V; Barrett, P; (2014) The Power Sleep : on Chinese students and innovation. Think Pieces: A Journal of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences , 1 (1(0) ‘UC) Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines enduring concepts about 'the Chinese' that were first established in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and became part of international eugenics discourse. While recognising an ambivalence in the literature – which variously identifies Chinese technological genius or an ‘intellectual turbidity’ ascribed to nature and/or nurture – we trace the legacy of prejudice in contemporary global debates about the Chinese capacity to innovate. As educators UCL must face up to this legacy.

Type: Article
Title: The Power Sleep : on Chinese students and innovation
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Chineseness, Race, Pedagogy, Eugenics, Power sleep, Innovation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1468969
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