Communicating Effectively with the Chinese / Edition 1

Communicating Effectively with the Chinese / Edition 1

by Ge Gao, Stella Ting-Toomey, Ko Kao
     
 

ISBN-10: 080397003X

ISBN-13: 9780803970038

Pub. Date: 06/10/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Utilizing the 'self-OTHER' perspective as a conceptual foundation, the authors portray and interpret some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics and face affect ways of conducting everyday talk in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between Chinese and

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Overview

Utilizing the 'self-OTHER' perspective as a conceptual foundation, the authors portray and interpret some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics and face affect ways of conducting everyday talk in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between Chinese and North Americans takes place and suggest ways to improve communication. By incorporating instances of everyday talk, the authors offer a realistic and clear illustration of the specific characteristics and functions of Chinese communication, as well as problematic areas of Chinese//North American encounters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803970038
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/10/1998
Series:
Communicating Effectively in Multicultural Contexts Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
119
Sales rank:
802,121
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Self-OTHER Perspective and Communication
Chinese Personal Relationship Development Processes
Characteristics of Chinese Communication
Mian Zi
Miscommunication Between Chinese and North Americans
Epilogue

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