Intercultural Communication with China

Beyond (Reverse) Essentialism and Culturalism?

  • Fred Dervin
  • Regis Machart

Part of the Encounters between East and West book series (EEWIP)

About this book


A major objective of this book is to identify the key determinants of the “East” and the “West” in the field of intercultural communication. It examines but also counter-attacks essentialist and culturalist analyses of intercultural communication between China and the rest of the world. Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows two fields of research, which are complementary but rarely found side by side, i.e. the Arts and Intercultural Encounters, serve as illustrations for theoretical and methodological discussions about intercultural communication between China and the West. Scholarly and media discourses will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative


Intercultural Communication Stereotypes Non-culturalism Chinese Theatre Native Psychology Cultural Psychology Cultural Mediation China and The Rest of The World Post-Colonial

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred Dervin
    • 1
  • Regis Machart
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationUniversity of Helsinki Department of Teacher EducationHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of Modern LanguagesUniversiti Putra Malaysia Department of Modern LanguagesSelangor Darul EhsanMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Higher Education Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4013-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4014-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6721
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-673X
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