February 17, 2004
发信人: KGB (guerilla rabbit.), 信区: EnglishClub
标 题: Chinese students abroad: problem of socialisation
发信站: BBS 水木清华站 (Mon Jan 26 04:28:56 2004), 转信
it is an amazing fact that the majrity of Chniese students
abroad socialise with other Chinee and also (South)East Asian students.
there remains significant cultural gap between Westerners and Chinese,
despite years of assimiliation of the later group into the indigenous
culture in a hosting Western society.
my 表姐 and her fmailiy migrated to Canada when she was 15 years
the majority of her friends are Chinese, from either mainland or Hong Kong.
my 表妹 went to United States to study when she was 14 years old
is now in Cornell Univ; the overwhelming majority of her friends are
Chinese and of other Asian origins, such as Japanese and Koreans.
one of my friend in the UK was born here, cannot write
but can speak Cantonese, have majority of her friens Chinese and Asians.
most Chinese students living in abroad find it more or less
to get into the local culture; in most cases they socialise with
students of similiar cultural and civilisational origins.
am I correct? What I am talking here is a generaltrend. so do
use exceptions to counter my argument.
this is absolutely true at least in the UK.
from my cousin’s account I know it is more or less similiar ni the US,
though presumably the Americans are more open-minded to people
of heterogenous culture.
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