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A Case Study of African International Students' Cultural Identity in China

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DOI: 10.23977/aetp.2022.060818 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 65


Xi Mizhe 1,2


1 Faculty of Literature and Communication, Xianyang Normal University, Xianyang 12000, China
2 Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Malaysia

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Xi Mizhe


He study on the cultural identity of international students in China can guide international students to adapt to the learning environment in China effectively. This study selected an African student from Xianyang Normal University in China as a respondent and conducted an exploratory case study on his Chinese cultural identity through a semi-structured interview from language, ulture, ethnic group and values dimensions. The study found that degree of  cultural identity of African students in China is diversified in general, specifically,  Chinese language identity and Chinese cultural identity are unified, identification of the ethnic and values is not very high, which need positive guidance for the teachers of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Furthermore, student management should be considered in their daily lives to help international students adapt and understand China's deep culture, and policymakers should take into account the curriculum, teaching environment on the layout of combined with Chinese cultural content, to promote students' understanding of Chinese culture and cognition.


African Student, Chinese Culture, Cultural Identity, Language Identity, Ethnic Identity


Xi Mizhe, A Case Study of African International Students' Cultural Identity in China. Advances in Educational Technology and Psychology (2022) Vol. 6: 110-118. DOI:


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