Simeng Wang et Gilles Guiheux, « Une double socialisation scientifique en sciences sociales. Le cas de chercheurs chinois formés en France », Perspectives chinoises, 2018/​4


This article discusses the epis­te­mo­lo­gical issues raised by the inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion of the social sciences as they affect the case of students from the People’s Repu­blic of China who are trained in social sciences in France and return to pursue their career in higher educa­tion and research in China. The aim is to assess whether the epis­te­mo­lo­gical diffe­rences between the two academic worlds may give rise to any profes­sional diffi­cul­ties in this many-sided scien­tific socia­li­sa­tion. Although our quali­ta­tive enquiry has revealed a number of diffe­rences, the problem of the avai­la­bi­lity of profes­sional oppor­tu­ni­ties does not seem to have a distinc­ti­vely epis­te­mo­lo­gical dimension.


inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion, social sciences, Chinese students, France, China, scien­tific socia­li­sa­tion, epis­te­mo­logy, higher educa­tion, research.