A River Forever Flowing: Cross-cultural Lives and Identities in the Multicultural Landscape

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IAP, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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This work looks at cross-cultural lives and identities in the multicultural landscape. It covers such topics as: lives in China along the Yangtze River and the Yellow River before, during and after the cultural revolution; cross-cultural lives in China and Canada; and more.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Searching for the CrossCultural Flow in the Multicultural Landscape
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LIVES IN CHINA ALONG THE YANGTZE RIVER AND THE YELLOW RIVER BEFORE DURING AND AFTER THE CULTURAL REVOLUTI...
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TALES FROM MING FANG SHIAO AND WEI
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INTERLUDE
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CROSSCULTURAL LIVES IN CHINA AND CANADA
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REACHING OUT TO THE WEST FOR A NEW IDENTITY
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CRAFTING OUR IDENTITIES THROUGH REFLECTIONS UPON OUR CROSSCULTURAL TEACHING STORIES IN CHINA
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Shiaos Teaching Story
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Dr Connelly and Ming Fang He April 15 1997
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INTERLUDE
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CREATING CROSSCULTURAL NARRATIVE INQUIRY AND CRAFTING IDENTITIES ON THE EBB AND FLOW
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CRAFTING IDENTITIES ON THE EBB AND FLOW OF CROSSCULTURAL LIVES
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AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONCEPT OF FIRST CULTURE SECOND CULTURE ACCULTURATION AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION
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LEARNING TO BE A FLUID NARRATIVE INQUIRER IN A FOREIGN EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE
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CRAFTING A COMPOSITE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVE METHOD TO CAPTURE THE COMPLEXITY OF CROSSCULTURAL LIVES ...
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Composite AutoBiographical Narrative Method Ming Fangs Story
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Ming Fangs Teaching Story
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Weis Teaching Story
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A TRANSITION FROM CROSSCULTURAL LIVES IN CHINA TO CROSSCULTURAL LIVES IN CANADA
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INTERLUDE
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CROSSCULTURAL LIVES IN THE NORTH AMERICAN ACADEMY
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LEARNING TO BE A FLUID NARRATIVE INQUIRER AT THE NORTH AMERICAN ACADEMY
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DEVELOPING A FLUID NARRATIVE INQUIRY INTO CROSSCULTURAL LIVES AND CROSSCULTURAL IDENTITIES
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THINKING ABOUT CROSSCULTURAL LIVES AND IDENTITIES NARRATIVELY
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Michael Connelly and Ming Fang He March 6 1996
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Michael Connelly and Ming Fang He September 261996
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Dr Connelly and Ming Fang He November 6 1996
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Composite AutoBiographical Narrative Method Weis Story
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Composite AutoBiographical Narrative Method Shiaos Story
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UTILIZING THESIS TALKS TO NEGOTIATE MEANING
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USING METAPHORS TO IDENTIFY RESEARCH THEMES AND TO UNDERSTAND AND EXPRESS CROSSCULTURAL EXPERIENCES
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THEORIZING THE VALIDITY OF THE METHOD
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REPRESENTING BILINGUAL AND BICULTURAL LIVES AND IDENTITIES
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A LIFE LONG INQUIRY FOREVER FLOWING BETWEEN CHINA AND NORTH AMERICA
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TALES ON CANVAS AND TALES IN WORDS
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REFERENCES
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INDEX
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About the author (2003)

Ming Fang He is an Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern University. She received her Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto at the Centre for Teacher Development with Michael Connelly. She taught English as a Foreign Language in P. R. China and English as a Second Language to immigrant adults and children in Toronto, Canada. She currently advises doctoral students, directs doctoral dissertations, and teaches graduate courses in curriculum studies, multicultural education, and qualitative research methods. Her preservice teacher education courses are in foundations of education. She has also taught doctoral level courses in Hong Kong, and currently advises doctoral students and serves on dissertation committees, for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education cohort-based doctoral program for Hong Kong Institute of Education faculty members. Her work is on cross-cultural narrative inquiry of language, culture, and identity in multicultural contexts, cross-cultural teacher education and curriculum studies. Her book, A River Forever Flowing: Cross-Cultural Lives and Identities in the Multicultural Landscape, is published with Information Age Publishing. She is Professor of Curriculum, an editor of Curriculum Inquiry, and an associate editor of Multicultural Perspectives.

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