Basic Information

Mei Tian                                   

                                      
School of International Studies                                     
Xi’an Jiaotong University                                        
28 West Xianning Road                                          
710049, China                                               
Temmytian@mail.xjtu.edu.cn
Research Projects

• Tian, M. ‘Strategies for Developing International Education in Shaanxi’, funded by Shaanxi Provincial Social Science Research Foundation, China, Sept. 2011 – Sept.2012 (PI),
• Tian, M. ‘International Students’ Experiences in China’, funded by Ministry of Education, China, Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2013 (PI)
Education

Jan.2005 - Nov.2008:Ph.D. in intercultural studies, Department of Education, University of Bath, UK, Sponsored by full scholarship, UK
• Oct.2003 - Dec.2004:M.A. in English language teaching, Department of Education, University of Bath, UK
Sept.1997 – July 2001:B.A. in English, English Department, Xi’an International Studies University, China
Working Experience

 Jan. 2017 - present:Professor, School of International Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 

 Nov. 2011 - Dec.2016:Associate professor, School of International Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

• July 2009 - Nov. 2011: Assistant professor, School of International Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China  
• July 2001 – Sept. 2003: Assistant lecturer, English Department, Xidian University, China
Selected Publications

 1. Tian, M. & Yang, R. (2012) Internationalisation and Internationalised Individuals: Intercultural Experiences of American Students in China, Fudan Education Forum. 4: 10 – 15 (In Chinese, CSSCI journal)

2. Tian, M., Yang R., Huang P., Fan X. (2011) On the Development of the English BA Program in a Comprehensive University,Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University, 4:97-102 (In Chinese, CSSCI journal)

3. Tian, M.  (2011) Resisting Essentialism: Some Methodological Considerations in Research on Intercultural Experiences, Education Research and Practice, 31(1) (In Chinese, CSSCI journal)

4. Tian, M.  (2010) An Analysis of Oral Discourse between Teacher and Learners in a Spoken English Class at the University of Bath, Foreign Language Education in China 3(4) (In Chinese)

5. Tian, M. & Lowe, J. (2010) Intercultural Experience in English Universities: A Case Study of Chinese Students, in: Globalisation and Internationalisation in Higher Education, London: the Continuum International Publishing Group

6. Tian, M. & Lowe, J. (2009) Existentialist Internationalisation and the Chinese Students Experience in English Universities, Compare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39(5): 659-676

7. Lowe, J. & Tian, M. (2008) Internationalisation, Multicultural Campuses and Inter-cultural Understanding: Myth and Reality in British Universities’,Research in Higher Education, Vol. 29:53-62 (In Chinese, CSSCI journal)

 

International Conference Presentations

1. ‘Internationalisation and International Students’ Experience: Case Studies of Universities in China and the UK’, paper presented in World Universities Forum, 14-16 Jan. 2011, Hong Kong Institute of Higher Education, China

2. ‘Emotional Journeys: Chinese-speaking Students at a British University’, paper presented in ESRC Seminar Series, Seminar No. 2: Exploring the International Student Experience, March 2009, University of Bath, UK

3. ‘Internationalisation, Multicultural Campuses and Inter-cultural Understanding: Myth and Reality in British Universities’, paper presented in ECNU International Workshop Internationalisation of Higher Education and Higher Education Reform, 4-6 Nov. 2008, Institute of Higher Education, East China Normal University, China

4. ‘Globalisation and Internationalisation in UK Universities: Misconceived Links and Lost Opportunities’, paper presented in British Association for International and Comparative Education Annual Conference, Sept. 2008, University of Glasgow, UK

5. ‘Resisting Essentialism: Some Methodological and Ethical Considerations in Research on Intercultural Experiences’, paper presented in British Association for International and Comparative Education Annual Conference, Sept. 2008, University of Glasgow, UK

6. ‘Beyond 'Cultural' Barriers: Experiences of Intercultural Interaction among Postgraduate Chinese Students in a British University’, paper presented in the international conference 'Learning Together: Reshaping higher education in a global age', July, 2007, IoE, University of London, UK

7. ‘The Role of Feedback in Learning: A Case Study of Culturally Mediated Responses to Formative Assessment among Postgraduate Students in a British University’, paper presented in "the 2006 international conference, ECTS and Assessment in Higher Education", July, 2006, Umea, Sweden

8. ‘Researching Educational Experiences of Chinese Masters' Students: The Methodological Innovation in Qualitative Research’, paper presented in the international conference 'researching education: different ways of knowing and doing', July, 2006, University of Birmingham, UK

9. ‘Researching Educational Experiences of International Students: The Use of Longitudinal Qualitative Research', paper presented in annual research student conference, June, 2006, University of Bath, UK