The Chinese educational system stresses a variety of academic areas that include development of student character and personal orientations. One such area is the emphasis on human communication processes. This book offers a cross-cultural understanding of human communication objectives within the Chinese educational system. Wang Lei, Ph.D. (Beijing Normal University, 2011) is an Associate Professor & Executive Deputy Dean at the Chinese National Institute for Education Assessment and Deputy Director, Assessment Research & Development, National Education Examinations Authority, Chinese Ministry of Education. She is the National Project Manager of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) China. Jim Schnell, Ph.D. (Ohio University, 1982) is a Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Ohio Dominican University. He retired from the USAFR, at the rank of Colonel, and his final 14 years were as an Assistant Air Attache to China. Schnell is a Fulbright Scholar and has taught at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Ohio State University and universities in China and Cambodia.
The book aims to prepare everyone who speaks English as a foreign language to participate in cross-cultural communication. The book is a theoretical overview of the main aspects of cross-cultural communication, which is supplied with practical examples of cross-cultural communication. It also contains linguistic and cultural information, which will facilitate effective communication with representatives of the British linguistic and cultural community.
Communicating Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent book on how to conduct cross-cultural technical communication. It details all kinds of challenges that a technical communicator or technical translator may encounter in communicating Traditional Chinese Medicine across cultures and offers solutions to these problems. In light of the theories, principles, and solutions the author presents in the book,technical communicators or translators will be able to cope with linguistic, rhetorical, graphical, and cultural problems in the process of communicating any type of technical information across cultures effectively and successfully.
The study of silence as a non-verbal form of communication is gaining a wide scope in the sociolinguistic research area. Unlike speech, silence has long been considered a negative aspect of communication especially in situations where women in some cultural contexts had to unvoice their marital sufferings for fear of being judged from the social and religious dimensions. Other societies such as Japan highly value silence as a positive corner in their cultural beliefs and values. The invention of technology has contextualized the world as an entity of global connections where cross-cultural communication shapes its future challenges. Therefore, potential communication misunderstandings occur with regard to cultural differences. For that, it becomes important to study the different manifestations and functions of silence in different cultural contexts, as that of Morocco, to clearly enlighten speech and communicative patterns.
This book raises significant questions related to cross-cultural management, human resources policies, business ethics, and intercultural values through the study of Chinese companies in Middle Africa. Based on the five cross-cultural dimensions developed by G. Hofstede (2001, 2008), it increases our understanding of Chinese companies’ management practices and related intercultural problems. Moreover, this book allows identifying and differentiating which traditional cultural values are dominant among Middle Africans and Chinese working in Middle Africa, respectively. The findings and implications of this study aim to enhance Chinese and other foreign companies operating in Middle Africa to implement better cross-cultural and management strategies. In addition, it offers practical guidelines to have a better understanding of culture diversity between Chinese and Middle Africans. This study will help foreign companies in Middle Africa to foster their growth, and to achieve success, employee development and wellness.
A global information revolution in the new millenniumhas left information & communication professionalssearching for systematic, synergetic, & practicalapproaches to benefit from the all-pervasive effectsof internationalization. This book presents onestrategy by drawing upon a case study ofinternational doctoral students in a premier library& information science program in the United States,in order to understand their cross-cultural learningexperiences, document their perspectives, & discoverpossible ways to further internationalization. Amodel of the cross-cultural learning process ofinternational doctoral students is described toimprove existing educational policies/procedures &propose holistic interventions that tap into theirpast cultural knowledge/experiences to furtherinternationalizing efforts in the library andinformation science program. Strategies suggested inthis book should be useful in diverse settings,especially to information & communicationprofessionals, leaders in educational institutions,multinational companies, government agencies, &international organizations, & all individuals whoare immersed in cross-cultural situations.
Developing effective community outreach communication good practice is a handbook for successful outreach project practitioners. It is written in a simple and easy to read style for quick references for field outreach staff, researchers, students, outreach project planners, and managers. The book provides guides for conceptualizing, bench marking, planning, monitoring and evaluating outreach interventions. It outlines key issues in cross-cultural communication skills university and other researchers. The simple guide-book contains the following chapters and subsections. • TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. CHAPTER ONE: • Ethics of Communicating Community Outreaches 2. CHAPTER TWO: • Important Outreach Issues 3. CHAPTER THREE: • Cross-Cultural Outreach Communication Skills 4. CHAPTER FOUR: • National Recommended Outreach Good Practice 5. CHAPTER FIVE: • New Research Guidelines, • Tips for Intercultural Skills (Cross-Cultural Communication Skills) 6.
This is an updated second edition of the comprehensive introduction to intercultural pragmatics, providing essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This comprehensive introduction to intercultural pragmatics examines the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in the analysis of talk across cultures. The book includes: an introduction to the key issues in culture and communication; an examination of cross-cultural and intercultural communication; empirical case studies from a variety of languages, including German, Greek, Japanese and Chinese; practical chapters on pragmatics research, recording and analysing data, and projects in intercultural pragmatics; exercises at the end of each chapter; and, a glossary of terms. This second edition of "Culturally Speaking: Culture, Communication and Politeness Theory" will be an essential guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers interested in communication across cultures.
Accessible and lively introduction to the management of cross-cultural communication for undergraduate and postgraduate business students. Drawing on the latest research and incorporating the author's own extensive experience of working in different cultural settings, it addresses the core theory and practice. An essential course companion.
Communication is a process embedded in our everyday lives that informs the way we perceive, understand and construct our view of reality and the world. This book is an essential tool to all who are involved in communication especially teachers and students if they must achieve their goals in a learning institution. It also centers on the importance of communication to teachers (principals) and communication skills which are fundamental part of every teacher in performing his or her duties. The teacher in our schools today is also known as an administrator. An administrator has a lot of functions such as planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and budgeting. It is hoped that this book will assist all administrators and all who involve in communication in carrying out these numerous tasks.
A factor which must be considered whether an American manager wanted to succeed the position of the head of Google's China operations? Google China represents a typical Chinese company for the purpose of this book in order to compare and contrast American and Chinese culture. Several analytical tools were used as well as academic theories and practical suggestions from managerial practices.This book is unique because there is a subjective section regarding a personal view of value-orientation and cross-cultural effectiveness from a point of view of the author who is Czech. Also, there is an attachment regarding the adaptation of learning organization culture in Google in China.
Volume II of Talking about Chinese Culture has all-total 10 lessons. In coherence with Volume I, it introduces the taboo topics, gestures and body language in communication with Chinese, the concept of conformity and family, the merit of respecting the old, and some characteristics of Chinese people such as forbearing, good balancing and coordination, etc, as well as the change of contemporary society and the fast-pace life. A variety of language exercises provide trainings for acquiring Chinese words, grammar, sentences , expressing in monologue, and discussions with given cultural topics. All of these help the Chinese language learners consolidate what they've learned, train their speaking abilities, and at the same time help the learners gain initial understanding of Chinese customs and cultural essence. A free recording MP3 is attached.
Monograph reveals the nature of science and engineering, considers innovations and responsibility issues in engineering. Sufficient attention is paid to the problems of morality, ethics and consequences of engineering solutions. Professional profile of a modern engineer is presented according to the requirements of leading engineering organizations that deal with standards in engineering education. Personal development of engineer, soft skills and cross-cultural communication are regarded. Book focuses on efficient communication in science and technology. The matters under consideration include the importance of cross-cultural communication skills and the role of English in outlining the area of professional activity of modern engineers. They are supplemented with practical sections dealing with techniques of making presentations and writing technical essays.
Revision with unchanged content. The working environment in China is very challenging. Western managers with Chinese staff often encounter misunderstandings and communication problems in their day-to-day business environment. This thesis aims to investigate the challenges Western managers face and to give some hand-on advice on how to overcome these challenges. This thesis has tackled this complex topic with a multi-angle approach. Initially information about the challenges among management in Shanghai was collected through a survey. Secondly, a separate survey followed among Chinese staff working for Western managers in order to create a complete picture of the challenges. These findings are then analyzed in a theoretical context, with the help of a broad selection of sources explaining the Chinese cultural and behavioural patterns. Combining expert interviews with literature and own experiences, the thesis concludes with improvement suggestions and advice for the reader. The author's own experience of living and working in China enhances the thesis with a very practical touch through illuminating examples and creates a unique guide to overcoming cultural differences in a Chinese business environment.
The result of the Ethnography of Communication of a specific group such as those in Wollo, in the context of the multicultural community of Ethiopia, brought interesting insights. Primarily, ethnography as a description of the patterns of communication behavior of a particular speech community contributes to knowledge in its own right. An inquiry into the communication behavior of a group such as the present study adds to the ethnographic record of communication behaviors of the multicultural community of Wollo and fills in the gaps of documentation of culture-specific functions and forms or communication genres. Further, the result of this study will help develop a cross-cultural and cross-linguistic understanding of communication as a culturally distinctive mode of social practice. It will contribute to both theory of communication as well as to the methodology of studying such communicative practices. Rukya Hassen