A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Chinese Cultural Transitions: Negotiating Values and Identities in the Global Context
Presented by Prof. Kathryn Sorrells, who will share insights from her sabbatical experience in China
Dr. Kathryn Sorrells will share insights from her sabbatical experience in China, where she conducted research, taught and strengthened collaborations between CSUN and partner universities in China. Her research among youth in China provides valuable perspectives for the 2nd edition of her book, Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, which re-theorizes the study and practice of intercultural communication within the global context.
Professor Sorrells’ pilot research examines the influence of globalization on intercultural communication dynamics within China with particular attention to values orientation and identity negotiation among youth. Using interviews, questionnaires and participant observation, her research addresses a gap in the literature and offers a more in-depth treatment of the perspectives of Chinese youth in the context of globalization.
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