A Comparative Perception of the Culturally Different Others: Stereotyped or Not
This paper attempts to explore how American and Chinese college students perceive and are stereotyped towards each other. The data was collected from 150 American college students and 82 Chinese college students. The results are based on the keywords generated from the sentence population produced by the samples. This study finds out that the knowledge of American journalist students of Chinese people and Chinese culture is very shallow, and cultural stereotypes are obvious in their perceptions. The results of the Chinese data show that the knowledge level of Chinese college students about American people and American culture is higher than the knowledge level of American students about Chinese people and Chinese culture.
Key words: Cultural stereotypes; Chinese culture; American culture
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