Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective

Interculturality in Chinese Language Education

Editors: Jin, Tinghe, Dervin, Fred (Eds.)

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  • Presents studies from around the world that promote cultural awareness in Chinese language education
  • Addresses critically stereotypes and unhelpful representations, and hidden ideologies within Chinese language education
  • Discusses interculturality in relation to the Chinese language, by examining what is offered within Chinese Studies courses in British universities
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This book calls for a change in the way interculturality is introduced in Chinese language education, while the demand for Chinese language teaching increases around the world. The concept of culture – as in the phrase ‘Chinese culture’ – has often been one of the main emphases of Chinese language education, providing students with facts about China and ‘recipes’ on how to meet Chinese people and how to behave like them. However, Chinese culture, like all cultures, does not constitute a closed system, but is constantly evolving and exchanging with other cultures.
This unique volume comprises studies from around the world that promote intercultural awareness, dialogue, and encounters in Chinese language education. Written in a clear and readable style, this book will appeal to a diverse readership, from practising and training teachers of Chinese, to researchers interested in language and intercultural education.

About the authors

Jin Tinghe is the founding president of the Chinese Educational Research Association in the UK. She was a Chinese language and literature teacher in China. She completed her PhD as a Centenary Scholar at UCL Institute of Education. Her research specialises in intercultural education, specifically in relation to the teaching and learning of Chinese. 
Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also holds other professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg and Malaysia and has widely published on identity, interculturality and mobility/migration in different languages.

Reviews

“ICLE is an inspiring and mind-opening read for those who are interested in the complex and evolving field of Chinese language education. It definitely provides insights for Chinese language teachers on the cultural identities and intercultural awareness of their students and themselves with the ultimate goal of developing a more efficient cultural-related pedagogy.” (Ziyi Geng, Chinese as a Second Language, Vol. 53 (1), 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Identifying and Contextualising the Key Issues

    Pages 1-22

    Jin, Tinghe (et al.)

  • Bringing Interculturality into the Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language Classroom

    Pages 23-40

    Wang, Jiayi

  • Developing Intercultural Competence Through Study Abroad Programmes in China: An Analysis of Student Experience at Two British Universities

    Pages 41-61

    Wang, Jiayi (et al.)

  • The Construction of Interculturality: A Study of Chinese as Heritage Language Teachers in Canada

    Pages 63-87

    Pan, Mengting (et al.)

  • Becoming Professional: Exploring Identity Construction of Non-native CFL Teachers

    Pages 89-106

    Zhang, Chun (et al.)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interculturality in Chinese Language Education
Editors
  • Tinghe Jin
  • Fred Dervin
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58322-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58322-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58321-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 185
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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