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Understanding Cultural Diversity and Diverse Identities

  • Cong LinEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_37-1



Cultural diversity is a debatable, open-ended term, which generally refers to a reality of coexistence of diverse knowledge, beliefs, arts, morals, laws, customs, religions, languages, abilities and disabilities, genders, ethnicities, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, etc., of human beings. It could extend to the way people react to this reality and the way people choose to live together with this reality.

Cultural Diversity and Identity


People are divided by several factitious categories and partitions, such as identity politics, around the world where all cultural groups feel their members are to some extent being attacked, bullied, persecuted, and discriminated against. Whether people admit it or not, and whether government hide it or not, it is a fact that people are full of diversity in terms of gender, social class, ethnicity, race, language, abilities and disabilities,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Theam Foo Ng
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Global Sustainability StudiesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia