Avoid Gender and Sexual Microaggressions in Mandarin Classrooms

Author
LU, Lin

Source
International Journal of Chinese Language Education; Jun 2021; Issue No. 9; p.127 - 146

Publisher
Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
Chinese Language Program, Columbia University
Chung Hwa Book Co. (H.K.) Ltd.

Abstract
Chinese students in a private high school in San Francisco claimed that they have been micro aggressed in terms of gender and sexuality. This study identifies four types of gender and sexual microaggressions in Chinese language classrooms: Chinese teachers’ lack of knowledge on gender and sexual issues; Chinese teacher’s inappropriate instructions in classrooms; little content of gender spectrum or sexual orientation in the textbook; finally, the rare usage of LGDBQ related Chinese expressions in everyday life. This study provides practical suggestions and solutions to prevent committing microaggressions in the future.

Keywords
microaggression Mandarin classrooms gender and sextual identity

Language
Chinese

ISSN
2520-7733 (Print); 2521-4241 (Online)

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