Chinese Communication Characteristics: A Yin Yang Perspective
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Intercultural Relations, ISSN 0147-1767, E-ISSN 1873-7552, Vol. 35, 320-333 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research on Chinesecommunication has so far focused on the understanding of the impact of traditional Confucian cultural values on Chinesecommunicationcharacteristics. While this Confucian-oriented Chinesecommunication style remains meaningful and in many situations powerful in Chinese society and in communication between Chinese and western professionals, the paradox inherent in Chinese culture and communication has rarely been researched. Moreover, China's three decades of rapid economic progress and unprecedented interactions with the rest of the world have contributed to an emergent Chinesecommunication style, which differs from the traditional one. Based on the philosophical principle of Yin Yang, this paper provides a framework to capture the paradox and change of Chinesecommunicationcharacteristics in today's changing Chinese society. Implications for how to communicate effectively with the Chinese from practitioners’ point of view are also discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 35, 320-333 p.
Chinesecommunication, Cross-cultural, Paradox, Yin Yang
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70849DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.06.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-70849DiVA: diva2:482929