Bridging transcultural divides : Asian languages and cultures in global highter education /

This volume presents the diverse approaches and achievements of scholars of Asian cultures and languages in today's global academy. Recent vast increases in student numbers and ethnic diversity have created pressing challenges for a higher education which engages with contemporary concerns for...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: University of Adelaide Press.
Other Authors: Song, Xianlin., Cadman, Kate.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Adelaide, S. Aust. : University of Adelaide Press, ©2012.
Subjects:
Online Access:Available via JSTOR
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Description
Summary:This volume presents the diverse approaches and achievements of scholars of Asian cultures and languages in today's global academy. Recent vast increases in student numbers and ethnic diversity have created pressing challenges for a higher education which engages with contemporary concerns for Asian societies as well as for Asian students involved in Western education. This collection of scholarly analyses demonstrates the centrality and significance of Asian Studies and languages for these globalising academic communities. Significantly, it demands a rethinking of traditional 'intercultural' education. In so doing, it brings empirical knowledge as well as multicultural interpretation and multilingual expertise to throw new light on the challenges in higher education today, and to open up new understandings of the demands of the future. - Professor John Makeham Head, Department of Chinese Studies, The Australian National University.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 286 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781922064318
1922064319
9781922064301
1922064300