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ERIC Number: EJ843215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Chinese Cultural Values and Their Applicability of Successful Sino-Foreign Educational Alliances
Willis, Mike
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v17 n3 p5-45 2006
Alliances between Chinese and foreign usually western universities continue to attract considerable attention and one of the issues which remains of particular interest is the cross cultural dimension of such alliances and, in particular, the importance of understanding various strands and aspects of Chinese culture when negotiating and managing a Sino-western educational alliance. This study focuses on a range of case studies to identify how important various traditional Chinese values were in the maintenance of a successful educational alliance in China. It was found that these concepts, often seemingly so simple and easy to describe, were in reality, complex, interrelated and largely affective in nature. A number of additional cultural dimensions were also identified of importance to these alliances, and it is also noted that at the very core (or heart) of these ventures lay deeply felt guanxi relationships which provided the centre of the alliance "world." (Contains 22 tables, 2 figures, and 2 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China