Bridging Transcultural Divides: Asian Languages and Cultures in Global Higher Education

This volume presents the diverse approaches and achievements of scholars of Asian cultures and languages in today’s global academy. Recent vast increases in student numbers and ethnic diversity have created pressing challenges for a higher education which engages with contemporary concerns for Asian...

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Main Author: Cadman, Kate
Other Authors: Song, Xianlin
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: University of Adelaide Press 2012
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume presents the diverse approaches and achievements of scholars of Asian cultures and languages in today’s global academy. Recent vast increases in student numbers and ethnic diversity have created pressing challenges for a higher education which engages with contemporary concerns for Asian societies as well as for Asian students involved in Western education. This collection of scholarly analyses demonstrates the centrality and significance of Asian Studies and languages for these globalising academic communities. Significantly, it demands a rethinking of traditional ‘intercultural’ education. In so doing, it brings empirical knowledge as well as multicultural interpretation and multilingual expertise to throw new light on the challenges in higher education today, and to open up new understandings of the demands of the future. - Professor John Makeham#xD;Head, Department of Chinese Studies, The Australian National University
Physical Description:286
ISBN:9781922064318