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ERIC Number: ED532985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
"Migratory Literature": A "Third Place" for Intercultural Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language?
Hay, Trevor; Wang, Yongyang
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (NJ3), Paper presented at the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC) (Aug 2010)
This paper, drawing upon multidisciplinary studies such as critical and cultural studies, literary criticism, intercultural communication and second language acquisition, suggests a specific literary genre--"migratory literature"--to support intercultural competence for learners of Chinese. We begin by elucidating key terms--"migratory," "discourse," and "third place" and then move to an examination of Kramsch's 1993 view of discourse and narrative, and its uses in teaching "orate" and "literate" modes of writing. We then propose our use of "discourse" as a means of achieving intercultural competence and knowledge in support of the teaching and learning of Chinese. In this paper, we use "migratory literature" to refer to literary works written by Chinese writers who have experience living outside China and by non-Chinese writers with experience living inside China. The term also suggests a habit of mind of writers--and readers--who have not "settled" permanently anywhere but move between worlds. In this way, what we have termed "migratory literature" provides a comparative perspective for viewing Chinese language and culture, and forms a "third place" in which outsiders and insiders are negotiating culture. We introduce a resource list of works in English about China that might be used for this purpose. Resource list of literature in English about China is appended. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [This paper was published in: Proceedings of Intercultural Competence Conference August, 2010, Vol. 1, pp. 124-143.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
Identifiers - Location: China