On the Influences of Different Eastern and Western Thinking Patterns on Cross-Cultural Communication

Jixin LIU


In this paper, the author explores the differences between the eastern and the western thinking patterns and their influences upon cross-cultural communication (science, reasoning, psychology, political system, the layout of information, the communication customs and SLA).


Thinking pattern; difference; Influence; Cross-cultural communication

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7749


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