UPDATE: Participants are still needed until January 2013! Please read this message and contact bankslaura (at) hotmail.co.uk.
Want to help scholars with research into Chinese/non-Chinese interracial relationships — in just 30 minutes?
A UK student in Chinese studies is doing her dissertation on Chinese/non-Chinese interracial relationships, and she needs to find couples — both married and non-married — who are willing to complete a survey, which should take about 30 minutes. That includes Chinese men and non-Chinese women, as well as non-Chinese men and Chinese women. See the details below in this letter:
My name is Laura Banks and I am a Chinese Studies student at the University of Wales Trinity St. David, Lampeter, UK. My dissertation is focused on interracial relationships and marriages between Chinese and non-Chinese; I am interested in many aspects of these relationships — what each partner brings to it, potential legal issues caused by countries, and the advantages for children.
As part of the research for my dissertation, I would like to invite anyone who is in Chinese/non-Chinese relationship or marriage to complete a survey. This survey is currently available in English and Chinese (simplified and traditional) and should only take 30 minutes of your time. There is no requirement that you answer every question, so feel free to only answer those questions you feel comfortable with. All information is kept confidential. I would greatly appreciate your time and interest — your efforts will help in better understanding Chinese/non-Chinese interracial relationships.
If you wish to fill out this survey, please contact me at bankslaura(at)hotmail.co.uk and I will send you a copy of the survey as a Word Document.
I plan to fill out Laura’s survey — if you’re qualified to take the survey, hope you can help her out as well.
UPDATE: FYI, when Laura said she’s looking for Chinese/non-Chinese couples, she welcomes couples from all around the world with any citizenship (in other words, someone could be Chinese-Canadian or Chinese-American and in an interracial relationship, and be qualified to fill this out).