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Research Seminar "Intercultural Communication in the Asia-Pacific Region"

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль


Course Syllabus


The course provides students with fundamentals of intercultural context together with complex knowledge of modern development of Asia. It is also devoted to communication between different cultures and includes the study of theoretical aspects of intercultural communication, covering the key-concepts with a wide variety of examples, supported by a comprehensive reading list. The course will focus on: differences between “interaction” and “communication”, “intercultural”, “multicultural” and “cross-cultural”; basic categories of Asian traditional cultures and their modern interpretations; stereotyping in the process of Intercultural Communication in Asia; national character and main features of Asian business etiquette; intercultural communication and dialogue of cultures in the sociocultural space of modern Asia.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The purpose of this course: to acquaint students with the characteristics of different cultures of the Asia-Pacific countries, to teach students the methods of successful integration into the international environment and ways of effective communication with representatives of various Asian cultures.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to choose consciously interpersonal interaction strategies with representatives of countries and cultural bearers of Asia and Africa.
  • be able to use the necessary language tools to discuss the given topics (problems) in the format of a monologue / dialogue / polylogue - be able to build structured statements using logical communications - be able to produce monological texts of different types (monologue-opinion, monologue-message, monologue-description, monologue-reasoning)
  • Able to think critically and interpret the experience (personal and of other persons), relate to professional and social activities
  • Students will be able to maintain civilized and efficient forms of collegial communication
  • Learn to overcome culture shock and adapt to the international community.
  • Use modern scientific approaches, models and methods for identifying cultures and build own behavior based on them.
  • Develop an understanding of the cultural specifics of Asia.
  • Analyze and adequately respond to various cross-cultural situations that arise in the process of interaction with representatives of Asian countries.
  • Improve negotiation skills with representatives of ASEAN and China and Japan.
  • Master the business etiquette standards adopted in Asia.
  • • to prove the importance of the institutions formed over the years in modern politics, economy and public life, as well as to highlight the main features of the specific institutional systems of the countries of East Asia;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Seminar 1-2. Introduction to the course.
  • Seminar 3-4. The concept of communication
  • Seminar 5-6. Psychological aspects of communication
  • Seminar 7-8. Linguistic pragmatics.
  • Seminar 13-14. Managing business in China: negotiating with Chinese partners
  • Seminar 15-16. Discourse of East and West cultures in the process of cross-cultural communication
  • Seminar 13-14. Japanese culture and its key concepts.
  • Seminar 15-16. Japanese communication culture.
  • Seminar 17-18. Japanese person social life.
  • Seminar 19-20. Attitude to work in Japan and person social life.
  • Seminar 21-22. Stereotypes and prejudices in intercultural communication.
  • Seminar 23-24. Intercultural communication and intercultural conflict.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • Partially blocks (final) grade/grade calculation Group Presentation
  • non-blocking Final Test
  • non-blocking In-class participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.3 * Final Test + 0.15 * In-class participation + 0.4 * Group Presentation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • ASEAN's diplomatic and security culture : origins, development and prospects, Haacke, J., 2009
  • Cambridge handbook of culture, organizations, and work, , 2009
  • Dumitraşcu-Băldău Iulia, & Dumitraşcu Dănuţ Dumitru. (2019). Intercultural Communication and its Challenges Within the International Virtual Project Team. MATEC Web of Conferences, 07005. https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201929007005
  • Erich H. Witte, Adrian Stanciu, & Klaus Boehnke. (2020). A New Empirical Approach to Intercultural Comparisons of Value Preferences Based on Schwartz’s Theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01723
  • Gesteland, R. R. (2005). Cross-cultural Business Behavior : Negotiating, Selling, Sourcing and Managing Across Cultures. [Copenhagen, Denmark]: Samfundslitteratur Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=526885
  • Intercultural business communication, Chaney, L., 2007
  • Maass, A., & Cadinu, M. (2003). Stereotype threat: When minority members underperform. European Review of Social Psychology, 14(1), 243–275. https://doi.org/10.1080/10463280340000072
  • Mark Snyder, Ellen Berscheid, & Elizabeth Decker Tanke. (1977). Social perception and interpersonal behavior: On the self-fulfilling nature of social stereotypes. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.FB3C2A7
  • Trompenaars, A., & Woolliams, P. (2003). Business Across Cultures. Chichester: Capstone. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=105142
  • Салынская, Т. В., Business. Contacts across cultures and writing : учебное пособие / Т. В. Салынская, А. А. Ясницкая. — Москва : Русайнс, 2020. — 108 с. — ISBN 978-5-4365-5568-3. — URL: https://book.ru/book/937022 (дата обращения: 25.08.2023). — Текст : электронный.
  • Турлова, Е. В. Business Communication : учебное пособие / Е. В. Турлова. — Оренбург : ОГУ, 2018. — 106 с. — ISBN 978-5-7410-2130-9. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/159823 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Chinese culture, Han, J., 2018
  • Gender Stereotypes. (2018). Annual Review of Psychology, 69, 275. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.dspace.library.uu.nl.1874.362624
  • S Cleary. (2021). Communication a Handbook Student Guide to Effective Communication 4e. Juta and Company [Pty] Ltd.
  • Tatiana Seregina, Svetlana Zubanova, Viktor Druzhinin, & Guzalia Shagivaleeva. (2019). The Role of Language in Intercultural Communication. Space and Culture, India, (3). https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v7i3.524