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Study on the Status Quo of Non-English Majors’ Identification with Chinese Culture

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DOI: 10.25236/ic3er.2019.065


Jing Zhang

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Jing Zhang


This paper investigated the status quo of non-English majors’ Chinese culture identity in a Chinese college. The results indicated that non-English majors identified with Chinese culture on the whole. For different items of Chinese culture surveyed in the study, students exhibited differences in identity degree, namely students showed strong preference for Chinese food, Chinese festivals and values, while the degrees of agreement with Chinese literature, arts, construction, education and entertainment were not as high as the aspects of Chinese culture mentioned previously. The analysis of the differences in identity degree indicated the frequency of direct exposure to Chinese culture affected the college students’ identification with Chinese culture.


Culture identity; non-English majors; Chinese; English