Devon Yang, “My English Name Is Devon.” Guest Contributor, 3
My English name is Devon, which was named by my first foreign teacher Debby, who is American when I was studying in Yangzhou University. As for this name, there was an episode. In the first class, Debby introduced herself to us all. Then she wrote many English names on the blackboard and asked us to choose what we liked. At that time, I did not know which are boys’ names or girls’ names. At first I chose a girl’s name and was laughed at by my classmate. Then I chose again and got a correct name –a boy’s name. Why? Later I[......]
“Between Chinese and Japanese: Bridging the Gap”: Ray T. Donahue, Ph.D, Guest Contributor 2
Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
Heartwarming was a scene of Chinese college students in China collecting donations for the Great East
Japan Earthquake, known also as 3/11. A Chinese pointed out that Japan had helped China after a natural
catastrophe in the past. The CNN broadcast noted the significance given political tensions between the two
countries particularly unresolved issues related to World War II history. I recall myself how after giving a
lecture on Japanese culture to students of Jap[......]
My Intercultural Journey
Frances Pan, Hangzhou, China, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Before my postgraduate study in Shanghai, I had little idea of cultural identity though I knew there were many different countries and cultures in the world since my childhood. For a longtime, on its positive sides, Culture is a word signifying colorful costumes, exotic dances on pacific islands, humorous dialogue and amazing architecture in western world. Now it sounds much like the impression kind of film and magazine.
In 2005, I became a postgraduate majoring in intercultural communication, as I was sitting in[......]
COMMUNICATING INTERCULTURALLY (forthcoming, 2012) Higher Education Press, Beijing
Li Mengyu, Ph.D.
Ocean University of China, Qingdao
Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D.
University of Virginia,
Shanghai International Studies University
Professor Jia Yuxin
Harbin Institute of Technology
Higher Education Press, Beijing
Li Mengyu and Michael H. Prosser
Permission to reprint the following materials is gratefully acknowledged.
Bob Gibson.”Making the World Your Classroom.” Daily Progress. 2010: April 10.
Richard Lederer ([......]
Xiaodong Dao and Steve J. Kulich (Eds.) (2010). Identity and Intercultural Communication: Theoretical and Contextual Constructions: Intercultural Research, Vol. 2.Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
Series Foreword [Michael H. Prosser], Chair, SII International Advisory Board, and Senior Co-editor, Intercultural Research Series, Shanghai International Studies University
Ancient Athens served as an intercultural and intellectual crossroads for Asia and Europe. The Greek philosopher, Socrates’ famous statement “I am neither a citizen of Athens, nor of Greece, but of the[......]
April 20, 2011
To the readers of www.michaelprosser.com blog,
This blog has several purposes: to provide brief thoughts on my general interests to an interested wide audience, to provide specific detailed information in more depth on topics which interest me, and to archive for myself my own writing over time. I have special interests in contemporary China, Chinese youth and education, intercultural and international communication and media, public discourse, the Middle East, President Obama, and the United Nations, among other topics. Recently, I have included brief post[......]
Universal Human Rights as Universal Values
Universal Human Rights as Universal Values, Michael H. Prosser (constituting the Summary of the essay, “Universal Human Rights as Universal Values,” in S. J. Kulich and M.H. Prosser (Eds.) (forthcoming), Values Frameworks at the Theoretical Crossroads of Culture. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.)
When we review the many values which may have been or were considered universal at different times and in different traditions, we can see that among these major values found in the Old Testament as a pseudo history, chronicles, and[......]
China Continuing (Again) 15: Harmony as a Major Value and Cultural Variable in Chinese Society
(Published originally in CRTNET, April 14, 2011)
From Chapter 4: “Perceptions, Beliefs, World Views, and Values” and Chapter 5: Cultural Variables and Value Orientatons” from Li Mengyu and Michael H. Prosser, Eds. (forthcoming) Chinese Communicating Interculturally
On the Traditional Chinese Value of “Harmony:” Resources for the Study of Intercultural Communication, Li Mengyu
Intercultural communication is a field which focuses on the exploration of the relationship between communicati[......]
China Continuing (Again) 14, Intercultural Research
From Communicating Interculturally, forthcoming, by Li Mengyu and Michael H. Prosser, Higher Education Press, Beijing, Chapter 10:” Intercultural Theories and Research” (Published originally in CRTNET, April 2011)
A Researcher’s Journey: Some issues in intercultural Communication: Zhang Rui, MA, University of Alberta
Theoretical and Methodological Diversity
Being interdisciplinary, intercultural communication is marked by theoretical and methodological diversity. Whereas diversity is considered a sign of academic productivity, I[......]