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Cross-cultural issues in the supervision of a Chinese socio-legal PhD student

Ingleby, Richard and Chung, Mona 2009, Cross-cultural issues in the supervision of a Chinese socio-legal PhD student, in SLSA Annual Conference Abstract Book, Socio-Legal Studies Association, [Leicester, England], pp. 1-155.

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Title Cross-cultural issues in the supervision of a Chinese socio-legal PhD student
Author(s) Ingleby, Richard
Chung, Mona
Conference name SLSA Annual Conference 2009
Conference location Leicester, England
Conference dates 7-9 April 2009
Title of proceedings SLSA Annual Conference Abstract Book
Publication date 2009
Start page 1
End page 155
Publisher Socio-Legal Studies Association
Place of publication [Leicester, England]
Summary The purpose of this co-authored paper is to explain how culturally specific features of Chinese students impact on the processes by which they commence their socio-legal research degrees by research candidature. The presentation by the co-authors of the paper will include a simulation of the first meeting between the candidate and the supervisor. This simulation will show how specific features of Chinese culture and the Chinese education system create a massive culture shock when Chinese research students are exposed to Anglo-Australian academic culture. We will explain how the underlying principles of Chinese culture impact on the candidate‘s expectations in relation to: the role of the supervisor; the requirement of original contribution; expectations in feedback on written work and communication more generally . We will then propose strategies for reducing the impact of culture shock and improving the experience of the candidature and the performance from each party to the relationship in terms of timely completions and reduced attrition. These strategies derive from the authors‘ experience in relation to doctoral research management and cross-cultural communication.
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category L3 Extract of paper (minor conferences)
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, SLSA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029302

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