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    Li, S., & Brown, C. M. (2014). Activating Different Attributional Patterns in Chinese Bicultural Individuals with Language Cues. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 19(4). Li and Brown focused on the how the effects of language would influence attributional patterns in Chinese bicultural individuals, who resided in Western countries. The independent variable is language and it is operationally defined as an effective cue that has commonly been used to initiate corresponding constructs regarding bicultural individuals. The dependent variables are the two attributional factors: dispositional factors and situational factors. Dispositional factors were operationally defined as personal traits, thoughts, and other factors that reside within…

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    Language plays a very important role in modern world. It helps us to communicate to the world and transfer our ideas to others. Right now I am an international student in University of New Hampshire, and studying English is my main propose here. I always can hear someone say that Chinese is one of the most difficult language for people to study. Today I have such an honor to observe a 631 Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition class which is taught by Professor Yang. After I experienced…

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    The purpose of the current study is to examine how standardized language assessment affects Chinese young learners’ motivation for second language learning. Adopting the L2 Motivational Self System as the theoretical framework, this survey-based research uses two sets of questionnaires among 6th-grade test takers of MSEET in a Chinese urban city. This study uses a pre-test questionnaire to elicit 6th-grade young learners’ self-perceptions about how their L2 motivation has been influenced by…

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    For decades, languages have been changed all the time, because of conquest, migration, trade and so on. Through those ways, speakers of one language would be brought into contacting with speakers who speak different languages. In some cases, people only borrow a few words from their own language to express their though; in others, a new language may be formed by people to communicate with each other. Therefore, different languages can have different outcomes. In China, this contact situation is…

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    In the article Enforcing the Borders: Chinese Exclusion along the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico, Erika Lee asserts that Chinese immigration and exclusion had created transnational disputes about illegal immigration, race, citizenship, immigration laws and international affairs. She also defines and explains the significance of the Chinese Exclusion act. The Chinese Exclusion Act marked the first time the US restricted immigration due to race and class. It also defines that immigrants were…

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    is half-breed of Hakka Chinese and Australia. She writes about languages, culture, and humanity, etc. This poem has illustrated that language plays an absolutely necessary and important role in awaring cultural identity as expected. Lots of expressions and characteristics of the two different places were frequently used to represent the difference between Hong Kong and Australia. From her words, it was spotted out that languages could bring out the function of bridging the gap between culture…

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    soon as Arthur Sze began his presentation you could tell he was incredibly passionate about what he does. Not only could you see his passion but, his intelligence of poetry and chinese. I found his presentation interesting, and intriguing because of the passion he carried throughout his presentation. I could tell he could've gone on for hours on end presenting all of his knowledge, he jumped around quickly in his presentation trying to give everyone as much information in the short time he had. …

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    culture is demarcated by is its form of communication: language. Likewise, the first step to understanding a culture is to become immersed in its language, and vice versa. The two come hand in hand; it is almost impossible to completely sever one from another. Maxine Hong Kingston, who uses language as her primary vessel for relaying her life as it was in the lieu of two contrasting cultures, understood this, and used it to her advantage. An analyses of Kingston’s The Woman Warrior reveals that…

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    China Research Paper

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    Rice is typically served at every meal, though in some parts of China noodles are served in place of rice. Vegetables are a large part of the Chinese diet and meat is smaller portions then what Americans are used to. Some popular cuisine of China are as follows: eggdrop soup, dumplings, wonton soup, sweet and sour pork, fried rice, spring rolls, wontons, Peking duck, almond cookies, and green tea ("Food", n.d.). The Chinese celebrate many festivals throughout the year. Some of the major…

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    Differences Between Chinese and Western Education Recent attempts to introduce cooperative learning (CL) into English as Foreign Language (EFL) teaching in China have aroused a great deal of comments and debates. Whereas some have emphasized the value of adopting CL in China (e.g. Aibin, 2009; Lee Hui, 2009), others have noted the importance of Chinese traditional education (e.g. Harvey, 1985; Ting, 1987; Sampson, 1990). Why is "the implementation of the cooperative learning" in China so…

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