Advisor

Peter C. Ehrenhaus

Date of Award

1989

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (155 p.)

Subjects

Chinese students -- United States, Educational exchanges -- China, Intercultural communication

DOI

10.15760/etd.5985

Abstract

This thesis systematically explores the interactive experiences of Chinese students and scholars in the U.S. Specifically, the research asks: How do Chinese students and scholars (from the People's Republic of China) interpret their interactions in the U.S., and how do their interpretations change over their tenure in the U.S.?

Research on general issues of cultural experience and adjustment is reviewed. Further, meta-theoretical issues in the study of cultural experience and adaptation are addressed. These issues provide a background for both the phenomenological grounding of this study and the qualitative approach used for data collection and analysis.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23612

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