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Intercultural Communication in Asia: Education, Language and Values

  • Andy Curtis
  • Roland Sussex


  • In-depth studies on key questions in intercultural communication in Asia, covering education policy and implications

  • Offers models for intercultural competence in English language courses

  • Theoretical approaches as well as data-rich analysis that covers a wide range of countries, topics, and interdisciplinary areas


Part of the Multilingual Education book series (MULT, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roland SUSSEX, Andy CURTIS
    Pages 1-18
  3. Models, Intercultural Competence and Education

  4. Values and Communication in Cultural Contexts

  5. English as a Lingua Franca and in Inter/Intra-cultural Communication

  6. Focal Areas of Intercultural Communication

  7. Identity

  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Roland SUSSEX, Andy CURTIS
      Pages 265-274

About this book


This volume presents in-depth studies on leading themes in education policy and intercultural communication in contemporary Asia, covering empirical as well as theoretical approaches, and offering both an in-depth investigation of their implications, and a synthesis of areas where these topics cohere and point to advances in description, analysis and theory, policy and applications. 

The studies address key questions that are essential to the future of education in an Asia where intercultural communication is ever more important with the rise of the ASEAN Economic Community and other international initiatives. These questions include the properties of the increasing globalisation of communication and how it plays out in Asia, especially but not exclusively with reference to English, and how we can place intercultural communication in this context, as well as studies that highlight intercultural communication and its underlying value systems and ideologies in Asia.


educational institutions and intercultural communcation teaching for intercultural communcative competence teaching business communication in asia English as a common language in ASEAN intercultural communication in English courses in Asia language policy in ASEAN English language learning in Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Andy Curtis
    • 1
  • Roland Sussex
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationAnaheim UniversityAnaheimUSA
  2. 2.School of Languages and Cultures, and Institute for Teaching and Learning InnovationThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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