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dc.contributor.advisorPark, Julie Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, Stephanie Hsiao-Shoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T06:31:59Z
dc.date.available2019-02-08T06:31:59Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/gvpo-p1eg
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21744
dc.description.abstractThere is a growing emphasis on students’ cultural experiences on campus. As such, the purpose of this study was to explore Taiwanese American students and their connection to Taiwanese culture. As a critical-cultural narrative inquiry this study (a) brought attention to Taiwanese American students and their engagement with Taiwanese culture, (b) expanded upon notions of home and experiences of bicultural integration, and (c) utilized diaspora as a theoretical perspective in a student development and higher education context. Research questions guiding this exploration included the following: (1) What do Taiwanese American students identify as significant and meaningful components of Taiwanese culture? (2) How and where do Taiwanese American students connect to Taiwanese culture on campus? (3) In what ways do the experiences of Taiwanese American students contribute to the existence of Taiwanese diaspora? Eight Taiwanese American students from a Mid-Atlantic University participated in this study. Each participant engaged in two interviews. The outcome of this study included individual participant narratives and a grand narrative encompassing four themes: recognizing their parents’ influence, navigating multiple cultural contexts, finding meaningful connections in non-Taiwanese American settings, and making decisions to move closer to Taiwanese culture. This study explored the importance of Taiwanese American students’ connectedness to their ethnic cultural background.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSTORIES OF A TAIWANESE DIASPORA: A NARRATIVE INQUIRY ON THE EXPERIENCES OF TAIWANESE AMERICAN STUDENTSen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHigher educationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHigher education administrationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAsian Americansen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCollege Studentsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCultureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDiasporaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTaiwanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTaiwanese Americansen_US


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