Understanding the Cultures of the Chinese-Speaking World

Room 315, Level 3, FBE Building

Register by 7 Aug 2017

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Ms Sonia Puglielli

+61 3 8344 3645

fbe-wcla@unimelb.edu.au

The workshop series ‘Engaging with Chinese Students’ is back due to popular demand! This event is the first in the series.

This two hour workshop explains how and why cultures differ, and what typically happens when people leave their culture of origin to study abroad. It introduces the core Chinese cultural values, explores how historical factors have shaped how these are expressed in different Chinese-speaking regions, and provides a demographic snapshot of the current cohort of students from China. The session concludes with an overview of the key cultural differences between Australia and China and how these typically manifest in an academic setting.

Presenter: Dr Fiona Swee-Lin Price is the director of Globalise Consulting, a consultancy that specialises in managing cultural diversity in Australian universities. She has an Anglo-Australian father and a Malaysian Chinese mother, speaks Mandarin and French, and has been working in the intercultural field for over twenty years.