Neo-racism, Neo-nationalism, and the Costs for Scientific Competitiveness: The China Initiative in the United States

Jenny J. Lee, Xiaojie Li

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study demonstrates ways that geopolitics may interfere with the pursuit of global science. In particular, the study sought to understand the impact of the U.S. Department of Justice’s China Initiative on the U.S. scientific community, especially among those of Chinese and other Asian descent. Based on a survey of about 2,000 scientists in top U.S. research universities, findings show a consistent pattern of neo-racism, neo-nationalism, and the consequences for future international collaborations and maintaining highly skilled talent. The findings show how neo-racism and neo-nationalism may be sabotaging the efforts of the U.S. to be globally competitive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-309
Number of pages25
JournalReview of Higher Education
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023

Keywords

  • China
  • discrimination
  • international collaboration
  • neo-racism
  • scientific research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Neo-racism, Neo-nationalism, and the Costs for Scientific Competitiveness: The China Initiative in the United States'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this