‘Young British Chinese pick and mix cultures in UK’ | A. Tan- British Future

‘Young British Chinese pick and mix cultures in UK’ | A. Tan- British Future

Recently, with the rise of China on the world stage and the internet, Chinese language material has become openly available. Mandarin language media is finding its way into homes in the UK too, and Mandarin language itself is becoming increasingly important for British Chinese. Due to the heritage of Chinese people in the UK, and the part that transnational links and influences play, values and reference points have changed.

Interestingly, it is not just English and Chinese cultures that are fusing. Korean and Japanese media have a following amongst many young people in the UK and are not restricted to one ethnic group. Contemporary entertainments such as Korean dramas and Japanese anime have gained popularity and impacted on the identity of young British Chinese.

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