Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong invited to speak at Binghamton

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On Novem­ber 5, at the invi­ta­tion from Bing­ham­ton Uni­ver­sity, Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong gave a talk enti­tled “Com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the Chi­nese — from lin­guis­tic and cul­tural per­spec­tives”. From Con­fu­cian tra­di­tions, con­cepts of polite­ness and face, and her own per­spec­tives on the con­flicts from cross-​cultural com­mu­ni­ca­tion between Eng­lish and Chi­nese, Pro­fes­sor Hong dis­cussed the ways Chi­nese pre­fer to com­mu­ni­cate: indi­rect­ness and contrary-​fact-​value. With inter­ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion from the audi­ences, this talk was attended by more than 50 stu­dents in Chi­nese lan­guage pro­gram, fac­ulty and grad­u­ate stu­dents at Bing­ham­ton and received very pos­i­tive feed­back from the stu­dents and fac­ulty. News cov­er­age under Han­ban below.