The Wedding Banquet (Xi Yan) – Cultural Identity

The Wedding Banquet 1993 CharactersThe student will be able to discuss cultural identity and the related concepts of ethnic identity development, ethnicity, gender, language, nationality, race, religion, identity politics, market segmentation, internet identity and apply these concepts to enhance cross-cultural communication.

1.0) What is cultural identity?

Culture Identity Model

Cultural identity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2.0) What is ethnic identity development?

Ethnic Identity

Phinney’s Model of Ethnic Identity Development

Ethnic identity development – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3.0) What is gender identity?

Transgender 101: What is Transgender, Transexual, and Gender Identity?

Women Transform Into Drag Kings  

Gender identity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

4.0) What is racial identity?

StereoTypes – Racial Identity

Transracial and Racial Identity Disorder – What is it?

5.0) What are some of pros and cons of nationalism?

Nationalism Explained

Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35

American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28


Transnational – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Timothy Byrnes on Identity Politics and Transnationalism

Pan-European identity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Does Europe Have A Cultural Identity?

Third culture kid – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Who Are Third Culture Kids  

Jingoism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Imperialism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nationalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

7.0) What is language identity?

Language and Identity

Language use and cultural/ethnic identity

8.0) What is sexual orientation?

Sexual Orientation: Is It a Choice?

Sexual orientation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How accepted is the LGBT movement in Asia?

Taiwan Celebrates Asia’s Biggest Gay Pride Parade  

9.0) What is religious identity?

Religious Identity: Arabs vs. Muslims

Religious identity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

10.0) What is the difference between ethnicity and race?

Demographic structure of society- race and ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity lecture used in my intro to sociology class last spring

11.0) What is the relationship between the internet and cultural identity?


Internet Identity

Online Identity – Wikipedia

12.0) What are some practical applications of cultural identity?

12.1) Politics – Identity Politics

Identity politics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Identity Politics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

12.2) Business – Marketing Segmentation

marketing segmentation..


Market segmentation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

13.0) What do you think is the dominant cultural identity for each character and why?

13.1) Mr. Gao –

13.2) Mrs. Gao –

13.3) Simon –

13.4) Wai-Tung Gao –

13.5) Wei-Wei –

14) How would you describe your own cultural identity in terms of ethnicity, gender, nationality, race and religion?

15) How can we apply cultural identity theory to enhance cross-cultural communication?

Bicultural Identity in Star Trek Characters

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