Qiang Zha is an associate professor and Graduate Program Director at the Faculty of Education, York University. He has written and published widely in journals such as Compare, Higher Education, Higher Education in Europe, Harvard China Review, and as book chapters. His most recent books include a forthcoming co-edited publication (with Ruth Hayhoe and Julia Pan) Canadian Universities in China’s Transformation: An Untold Story ( Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016), co-authored book (with Ruth Hayhoe, Jun Li and Jing Lin) Portraits of 21st Century Chinese Universities: In the Move to Mass Higher Education (Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong and Springer, 2011), and two edited volumes Education and Global Cultural Dialogue (with Karen Mundy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Education in China. Educational History, Models, and Initiatives (Berkshire Publishing, 2013). In 2004, he was a co-recipient of the inaugural IAU/Palgrave Prize on Higher Education Policy Research. Since 2011, he has joined in an Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada research initiative, Canada-China Human Capital Dialogue, as an Associate Team Member. In 2012-2013, Qiang Zha is a Wei Lun Scholar at Tsinghua University, and a visiting professor at Peking University.
Keywords: Chinese and East Asian higher education; international academic relations; global brain circulation; internationalization of higher education; globalization and education; differentiation and diversity in higher education; theories of organizational change; knowledge transfer and commercialization; international migration and development; China