1st Edition

Communicating with Asia Understanding people and customs

By Harry Irwin Copyright 1996
    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    Anyone who deals with people from different cultures needs intercultural communication skills whether they are in the workplace, on a business trip overseas, dealing with foreign guests or simply socializing with friends. This is not just a matter of knowing how to bow in Japan or what gifts to give in Korea. Rather, it is necessary to understand the dynamics of different cultures and intercultural communication.

    Communicating with Asia is a comprehensive guide to cultural literacy for Australians who deal with Asians and vice versa. It is abundantly illustrated with examples from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and other countries.




    1. The intercultural communication imperative

    2. Understanding intercultural communication

    3. Customs

    4. Identities

    5. Achieving cultural literacy




    Harry Irwin is Professor of Communication and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean. He has worked in countries throughout Asia and is co-author with Elizabeth More of Managing Corporate Communication.