Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Peter C. Ehrenhaus
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (155 p.)
Chinese students -- United States, Educational exchanges -- China, Intercultural communication
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.
EcElroy, Donna Marie, "Making sense of America : a phenomenological analysis of Chinese nationals' interactions in the U.S." (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4101.