Performing Chinese Diasporic Identity through Mandarin: The Case of Italian-Schooled Chinese Migrant Youth in Prato (Italy)

  title={Performing Chinese Diasporic Identity through Mandarin: The Case of Italian-Schooled Chinese Migrant Youth in Prato (Italy)},
  author={Adua Elizabeth Paciocco},
  journal={Journal of Language, Identity \& Education},
  pages={207 - 221}
  • A. Paciocco
  • Published 4 April 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Language, Identity & Education
ABSTRACT Italian-schooled Chinese migrant youth in Prato enact a Chinese diasporic identity which develops as a result of the diasporic stance they manifest through Mandarin-speaking practice, in addition to other practices associated with Mandarin. Being children of Chinese migrants with limited Italian literacy, the youth speak a Chinese dialect and Mandarin with parents. Interestingly, they show a propensity to communicate in Mandarin with Italian-speaking peers when they choose to speak a… 
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