Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

International and Intercultural Communication

First Advisor

Bernadette M. Calafell

Keywords

Acculturation, Chinese International Students, Wealth

Abstract

With the increasing number of Chinese international students coming to the United States every year, a more in-depth understanding of these international students' acculturation is necessary and urgent. Given the fact that past researches mostly describe Chinese immigrants, migrates or international students as oppressed cultural adaptors, who cannot avoid being marginalized; who suffer from various adjusting problems; and who have to make use of acculturative strategies to adapt to the new country, this thesis takes the factor of wealth and its relation with class, status and power into account during Chinese international students' acculturation under the globalized context. Instead of sticking to the stereotypical view of regarding Chinese International students as simply marginalized group, this thesis explores the possibility of these students as power negotiators in their everydayness of life by using the methodological tool of interview.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Linshan Fu

File size

131 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Communication, Cultural anthropology, Education

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