Identity change: Overseas students returning to Hong Kong

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Abstract

National identity is a problematic concept to many ethnic Chinese people in Hong Kong. It had been more than 10 years since HK had been returned to China, how would those HK people, who had received overseas education, view their national identity on their return? This paper focuses on investigating how 3 international students from HK viewed their national identity. Particularly, I attempted to explore (1) how the 3 international students from HK perceived their own national identity before they left for an English-speaking country to further their studies; (2) whether these HK Chinese had changed their perceptions towards their own national identity when they were abroad; (3) whether their perceptions towards their national identity could be sustained after returning to Hong Kong. Copyright © 2009 Linguistics Journal Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-62
JournalThe Linguistics Journal
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Citation

Wong, R. M. H. (2009). Identity change: Overseas students returning to Hong Kong. The Linguistics Journal, 4, 36-62.

Keywords

  • National identity
  • Chinese
  • Overseas education

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