ERIC Number: EJ698683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
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Communication in the Chinese Classroom.
Ngwainmbi, Emmanuel K.
Education, v125 n1 p63 Fal 2004
This study investigates cultural (idiosyncratic, linguistic) aspects of interpersonal & cross-cultural interactions in a Chinese learning environment. It explains the relationship between the Chinese academic community (CAL) in a university in Beijing, China and American professors (AAS) and how the CAL negotiates meaning through verbal communication in a formal setting. Analyses of the interactions among Chinese students, professors, and university administrators and with American professors in the classroom observed confirm the stereotype that political principles affect free speech and the Chinese attitude toward collectivism--a devotion to national sovereignty rather than to individual values--and identify the Chinese student as an inquisitive learner, open to acquiring knowledge from non-traditional sources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: China; China (Beijing)