Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution

Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution

Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution

Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution

Synopsis

With its large population and impressive economic accomplishments over the last two decades, China has become a major player on the world stage. This collection of essays takes critical steps toward understanding the way the Chinese manage and resolve conflict. 20 chapters form the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject, one that explores both its theoretical and practical aspects.

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The rapid movement toward globalization in human society has increased the degree of interdependence among people from different cultures. Thus, it is important for global citizens to understand and accept cultural differences because, as a forceful determinant of communication, culture defines the effectiveness and appropriateness of verbal and nonverbal messages and prescribes an acceptable range of behavior for a given context.

The lack of cultural awareness and proper ways to address cultural differences will inevitably result in unrealistic expectations, frustrations, and failure in establishing positive intercultural relationships. In other words, living peacefully and productively in a culturally diverse environment is made possible only through a strong sense of community developed among all members of the globalizing society.

With their large population and impressive economic accomplishments in the last decades, the Chinese people have gradually become a major force in the world. Their behaviors affect almost every aspect of international affairs. The Chinese culture is represented by most people in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, and numerous Chinese communities in many other nations. The PRC is not only the most populous nation, but also the biggest emerging power in the world, with the fastest growing economy in the world for the past ten years. China is also emerging as one of the largest exporting countries. Taiwan, on the other hand, has . . .

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