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dc.contributor.authorYuan, Sylvia Yang
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10T02:43:54Z
dc.date.available2014-11-10T02:43:54Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/5875
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents a Chinese New Zealander's narrative of identity politics. Employing the methodology of self-analysis, the author approaches her own life history reflectively and critically, with a constant focus on the construction and reconstruction of Chinesehood in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Multiplicity and hybridity are the key themes of this work. Through illustrating the depth and width of her cultural heritage, the author challenges the stereotypical images of Chinese created by the Orientalist western gaze. The change and continuity of culture and ethnicity is another recurrent feature throughout the paper. Points of comparison have been given to incorporate the national history of Chinese at home and communal history of Chinese abroad into the personal narrative. The last comment should be made about the use of visual elements and unconventional presentation style. Pictures, photos, and left and centered alignments are used to supplement and support verbal arguments.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectYuan, Sylvia Yangen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectEthnic identityen_US
dc.subjectAcculturationen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titleFrom Chinese gooseberry to kiwifruit : the construction and reconstruction of Chinesehood in Aotearoa/New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.title.alternativeCong mihoutao dao qiyiguo : Aotiyelu/Xinxilan huaren de zisu yu zai zisuen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M. A.)en_US


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