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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050514.

A Comparative Study of Communication Styles between China and America


Wang Yating

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Wang Yating

Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211, China


The relationship between China and America is getting increasingly close. A growing number of people hope to know more about American culture and their way of life. The chief purpose of this paper is to assist people in gaining more knowledge about China and America’s culture, to efficiently deal with cultural conflicts, and promote the national association between China and America. This paper includes specific cases about the differences and similarities of communication styles between the two countries. The reasons why these differences emerged are also stated. This paper compares the preferences of topic selection, usages of the personal pronoun, taboo words under specific conditions, and their different views towards life and death, and summarizes the characteristics of their communication styles. In the light of these contrasting cases between the two countries, we make a crucial step in helping people know more about differences between the two countries, improving intercultural communication, and avoiding misunderstandings between China and America.


China and America’s communication styles, intercultural communication, cultural difference

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Wang Yating. A Comparative Study of Communication Styles between China and America. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 5: 91-101. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050514.


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