Department of Communication Studies
The type of identity most salient in intercultural communication is probably cultural identity, also a major issue in intercultural communication studies. This study adopts a dialectical perspective and approaches cultural identity as a dynamic production in and through intercultural contact and interaction. Semi-structured interviews of educated young Hongkongers turned out accounts of cultural identity along with their language use in day-to-day activities. These provided indirect access to some lived experience of people in a culturally special society. The study identifies dialectics evident in the production of cultural identity and uncovers ways people deal with dialectic tension in the process.
cutlural identity, Chinese, Hong Kong, intercultural commnication
Source Publication Title
Journal of Asian Pacific Communication
John Benjamins Publishing
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chen, Ling. "Cultural identity as a production in process: Dialectics in Hongkongers’ account." Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 21.2 (2011): 213-237.