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Discourse as Cultural Struggle$
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Xu Shi

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098114

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.001.0001

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Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Chinese Perspective

Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Chinese Perspective

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(p.187) 12 Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Chinese Perspective
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Discourse as Cultural Struggle
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Shen Zhaohua

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0012

This chapter examines the current educational discourse on intercultural communication in China. It suggests that successful intercultural communication involves not only a person's linguistic competence but also his or her cultural competence and shows that learning the linguistic structure without attention to history and culture is one of the central problems in teaching English in the Chinese tertiary setting. It also provides recommendations on how teaching and training in tertiary education can be transformed and mobilized to enhance students' overall intercultural communication competence.

Keywords:   intercultural communication, China, educational discourse, linguistic competence, cultural competence, tertiary education

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