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Share Change the Cultural Cave: Convergence and Divergence
2015-11-30 22:56
Cross-cultural communications take place at the moment in which people changes their “culture cave” from one to another. This is quite easy to understand. When your culture cave is changed, the “shadows” you’re viewing will accordingly change too. Even if the “shadows” stay quite the same, the pattern of decoding the images in the new culture cave will definitely differ from the old one. It is just a matter of degree. So under most circumstances, people stepping into a new cultural ...
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Share Influencing Factors of Culture Differences
2015-11-30 22:55
When we think of culture, no one will deny that there are definitely differences among cultures. As long as getting into a new environment, for example from China to the USA or to the Middle East, the newcomer, even with the least consciousness of cultural studies, can easily and immediately feel the culture shock overwhelmingly knocking on him/her. But, the key point is, what leads to cultural differences and what can account for it? In Plato’s Cave, the “shadows”, w ...
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Share Interpreting Cross-Cultural Communication from the Perspective of Plato’s Cave
2015-11-30 15:40
As a graduate student of CUC majoring in International Journalism and Communication, I am always interested in cross-cultural communication phenomena, and endeavor to give explanations. About a week ago, I saw the Plato’s Cave Theory in a magazine by chance, and then feel that it may be a new and good perspective to interpret cross-cultural communication. The following is my thinking. Imagine that there is dark cave with only one long passage leading to the o ...
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