Jiayi Wang presented her PhD data on Chinese professionals' intercultural communication at the BAAL-ICSIG Seminar 2012 at the Dept of Languages, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, on 17-18 May 2012.
Chinese professionals’intercultural communication Jiayi Wang University of Warwick
Overview• Professional ICC in China• Aims of the study• Data• Reflections
Professional ICC in China• What – Formal meetings – Socials – Daily communication• Who – Businesspeople – Officials
Previous research into Chinese professionals’ ICC• A large number of works from the Western perspectives – Bissky, G. (2007). Wearing Chinese Glasses: How (Not) to Go Broke in Chinese Asia.• Few research on Chinese officials
Aims of the study• To identify the major issues in the Chinese officials’ intercultural communication• To understand their process of interpreting these issues• To identify some of the key themes emerged in their interpretation
Reflections• Professional intercultural communication• As a key influencing factor of relations (Spencer- Oatey and Franklin 2009), face is a vital cultural lens for the Chinese officials.
ReferencesBissky, G. (2007). Wearing Chinese Glasses: How (Not) to Go Broke in Chinese Asia. New Bern, NC: Trafford Publishing.Hwang, K.-k. (1987). Face and Favor: The Chinese Power Game. The American Journal of Sociology 92 (4): 944-974.Spencer-Oatey, H. & Franklin, P. (2009). Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thank you! Jiayi WangJiayi.Wang@warwick.ac.ukCentre for Applied Linguistics University of Warwick