Chapter published in:“Self” in Language, Culture, and Cognition
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 10] 2019
► pp. 2–9
Migrating the Chinese self
This research explores Mainland-born Chinese immigrants’ perception of selfhood. Against the background of contemporary diaspora discourse, Chapter 1 seeks to define the self at the interface of language, culture and cognition. It highlights the role of the cultural context in the production of socially transmitted norms and tendencies in the articulation of personhood in modern China.
Keywords: self, diaspora discourse, Chinese language, culture, cognition