TITLE

Biculturalism in Multicultural Hong Kong

AUTHOR(S)
Sik-Hung Ng
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies;2007, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p121
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The confluence of Chinese and Western cultures in Hong Kong since the signing of the Treaty of Nanking (Nanjing) in 1842 has been long enough for biculturalism to mature, not fully but strong enough to add to Hong Kong's uniqueness and vibrancy. Here I first provide a psycho-social analysis of two different forms of biculturalism that vary from lower to higher degrees of bicultural integration. Second I develop a model of bicultural selves for understanding bicultural individuals in terms of their Chinese and Western selves. Finally I apply this model to address the question of how the parallel processes of decolonialization from Hong Kong's past and its future psychological reunification with Mainland China may produce a new biculturalism.
ACCESSION #
33131530

 

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