publication . Article . 2009

Dilemmas of identity, language and culture in higher education in China

Linda Tsung;
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  • Published: 04 Jun 2009 Journal: Asia Pacific Journal of Education, volume 30, pages 57-69 (issn: 0218-8791, eissn: 1742-6855, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A vast array of cultural traditions and languages can be found among China's 55 legally recognized minority nationalities. Mother tongue education has been the norm for several of the large minority groups (namely, Koreans, Kazaks, Mongolians, Tibetans, and Uyghurs) for most of the time since 1949. This article, which is based on empirical data, reports a study of a group of academics with a Uyghur background at Xinjiang University. The findings indicate that language issues have had a great impact on the professional and personal identities of these academics. The language of their formal school education, either Chinese, the official language, or their mother ...
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free text keywords: Education, First language, Pedagogy, Multilingualism, Ethnic group, Social science, Language acquisition, Higher education, business.industry, business, Cultural diversity, Psychology, Gender studies, China, Official language, LB
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publication . Article . 2009

Dilemmas of identity, language and culture in higher education in China

Linda Tsung;