The Identity Transformation from the Other to Interculturalism-An Analysis on Interculturalism in River Town

Fei WANG, Jing HUANG

Abstract


The Other and interculturalism have been studied in culture field in the heat of globalization. River Town, a prize winner of many book awards, is regarded as a documentary of real China written by Peter Hessler, an American journalist. With astute power of observation, acute sensitivity to cultural differences, and a good knowledge of Chinese, Peter in his book, deals with many cultural problems with his daily experience in a Chinese transformative town. This paper focuses on the transformation of the author’s identity from the Other to interculturalism and intends to explore how it happens and indicates that such transformation provides a good method to assure one’s cultural identity, and eliminate cultural bias and gaps in future intercultural communication.

Keywords


The Other, Interculturalism, River Town


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/mess2016/9727

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