Communicating Effectively with the Chinese
- Ge Gao - Peking University, China
- Stella Ting-Toomey - California State University, Fullerton, USA
This Chinese communication is excellent and provides a lot of details and examples to understand Chinese cultural norms and how Chinese communicate. It can be a good reference for Chinese cultural studies and Cross-cultural communication with Chinese.
Too light, too American. Much less depth and detail than required, but that is not the main problem. The main problem is it is too US-centric. The book is about US-Chinese cultural disparities, so lacks relevance to other countries. It will be good for historical references, i.e. referring to studies done in the 1990s, but it lacks up-to-date and broader cross-cultural relevance.
Too dated and too American to be useful to non-North American research.