The Construction of National Identity from the Perspective of the Change of Chinese Status in Vietnamese Language Policy

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v3i2.750

Hanke Li

School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing 100089, China


Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country with many languages. The common language is a bond that builds national identity and maintains national feelings, which is conducive to building national spirit, national cohesion and overall sense of belonging among Vietnamese people. From Chinese language and Chinese characters Nan and then to the establishment of the status of national Chinese characters, during this period, the formation and upsurge of Vietnamese people's national identity and national consciousness was developed.


Vietnam, language policy, Chinese, national identity


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