Archive from March, 2006
By     |    Mar 27, 2006   
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Translated books are flying off!

Xinhuanet quoted an article on China Daily talking about the current situation of translated books in the Chinese book market: (BEIJING, March 25) Translated books are flying off the shelves of Chinese bookstores, a sign that converted reading material is becoming a booming market in the nation. Chinese readers are opting to cosy up with titles like “Harry Potter” and “The Half-Blood Prince”, “The Da Vinci Code” and “My Life” by [...]

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By     |    Mar 26, 2006   
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Who reads what?

Although this might not be a serious research finding, it does reflect some of the current economic and cultural phenomena: fierce competition in the magazine/media market where sometimes content is no longer the King. tip-driven economy, as I name it, where you have to be prepared for extra costs. and, material-driven culture where high-flown values are hard to find their places.

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By     |    Mar 24, 2006   
Posted in: Intercultural Issues, References     |    2 Comments

Definition of Intercultural Communication

Cross-cultural communication (also frequently referred to as intercultural communication) is a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds endeavour to communicate. Cross-cultural communication tries to bring together such relatively unrelated areas as cultural anthropology and established areas of communication. Its core is to establish and understand how people from different cultures communicate with each other. Its charge is to [...]

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