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1st Edition

Communicating with Asia
Understanding people and customs

ISBN 9781863739481
Published February 1, 1996 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents




1. The intercultural communication imperative

2. Understanding intercultural communication

3. Customs

4. Identities

5. Achieving cultural literacy



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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.