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Qianqian Zhang-Wu Publishes Book on Multilingual International Students

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Qianqian Zhang-Wu, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Multilingual Writing, released her single-authored book titled Languaging Myths and Realities: Journeys of Chinese International Students (published by Multilingual Matters, 2021). In her book, Zhang-Wu took a unique insider-outsider perspective and adopted digital ethnographic methods to examine the lived first-semester languaging experiences among 12 Chinese undergraduate students studying in American higher education. Targeting higher education educators, administrators, researchers, and any general audience who are interested in cultural, racial and linguistic diversity, Zhang-Wu’s book debunks commonly held misconceptions regarding multilingual international students and helps raise critical issues of linguistic justice, contributing to discussions on monolingualism and racism in American higher education. 

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