Communicating effectively with the Chinese /

By identifying some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture, and interpreting the dynamics, the authors offer a realistic and clear illustration of the specific characteristics of Chinese communication.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gao, Ge.
Other Authors: Ting-Toomey, Stella.
Format: eBook
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, Ã1998.
Series:Communicating effectively in multicultural contexts ; 5.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1
  • Self-OTHER Perspective and Communication; Conceptualizing Chinese Culture and Communication; Self-OTHER Perspective: Contextualizing Chinese Communication; Conclusion; Organization of the Book; Chapter 2
  • Chinese Personal Relationship Development Processes; Gan Qing : The Basis of Chinese Personal Relationships; Ren Qing and Bao; Conclusion; Chapter 3
  • Characteristics of Chinese Communication; Han Xu; Ting Hua; Ke Qi; The Insider Effect on Communication; Conclusion; Chapter 4 -Mian Zi; The Conceptualization of Mian Zi.
  • Implications of the Concern for Mian ZiMian Zi : Face-Directed Communication Strategies; Conclusion; Chapter 5 -Miscommunication Between Chinese and North Americans; Chinese-North American Communication in a Dilemma; What Is Not Said Versus What Is Said; We Versus I; Polite Versus Impolite Talk; Indirect Versus Direct Talk; Hesitant Versus Assertive Speech; Self-Effacing Versus Self-Enhancing Talk; Private Versus Public Personal Questions; Reticent Versus Expressive Speech; Improving Chinese-North American Communication; Epilogue; Limitations; Future Avenues of Inquiry; Conclusion; References.