A Glimpse of the Cultural Differences between China and the US and the Implications on Intercultural Communication

Author: Lulu Hao
Institution: Luoyang Normal University, China
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0502-8726
Year of publication: 2020
Source: Show
Pages: 125-137
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2020.04.08
PDF: kie/130/kie13008.pdf

In the context of globalization and the increasingly frequent intercultural communication, the author illustrated some of the typical cultural differences between China and the US, bearing in mind that cultural knowledge is one of the indispensable element for developing intercultural communicative competence. The major differences include communication rituals, customary symbols and expressions, values, and ways of thinking, etc. The purpose is to inform readers who may be interested in both cultures and are motivated to learn cultural knowledge as the basis for more effective and appropriate intercultural communication. The research goal is to study the cultural differences and reflect on their implications on intercultural communication.

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