A CiteSpace-based review of cross-cultural communication in international Chinese language education in China (1994-2022)

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.004

Keywords:

international Chinese language education, cross-cultural communication, emerging trends, bibliometrics, visual analysis

Abstract

This paper applies bibliometrics visualization analysis software CiteSpace-6.1.6 and CNKI as the data source and analyzes the literature published in domestic journals during 1994-2022, in order to understand the development trend and main issues of cross-cultural communication in the field of international Chinese education. The results of bibliometric cluster analysis show that in the past 30 years, the research topics in this field mainly focus on 17 clusters, including “culture”, “Chinese language”, “cultural communication”, “differences”, “international students”, “cultural differences”, “Chinese as a foreign language”, “cultural connotation”, “foreign language teaching” and “cross-cultural”. According to the analysis of cited information, “cultural difference”, “pragmatic mistakes”, “Chinese as a foreign language”, “cultural communication”, “cross-culture”, “cultural teaching” and “cultural difference” are the most concerned topics. “Case study” and “teaching design” are the research trends and hot spots in this field in the past two years. This paper not only reviews the history of cross-cultural studies in international Chinese education, but also looks forward to the future development of cross-cultural studies in international Chinese education.

Author Biographies

  • Chunyan Ma, New Era University College

    Chunyan Ma is a PhD candidate in Education (Specializing in TCSOL) at the New Era University College, Malaysia. Her research interests include Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), second language acquisition (SLA), cross-culture communication, learning emotion, and positive psychology.
    Email: 1216551708@qq.com

  • Shuang Zhang, New Era University College

    Shuang Zhang is a PhD candidate in Chinese Studies at the New Era University College, Malaysia. She is currently associate professor of Chinese language education at the School of Humanities, Wuhan University of Engineering Science, China. Her research interests include Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), and applied linguistics.
    Email: 470046501@qq.com

  • Ruixin Wang, New Era University College

    Ruixin Wang (corresponding author) is currently associate professor at the Department of Education, the New Era University College, Malaysia. Her research interests include Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), and Overseas Chinese Education.
    Email: wangruixin527@163.com

  • Ting Yi, Beijing Language and Culture University

    Ting Yi is a PhD candidate in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Beijing Language and Culture University, China. Her research interests include Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), Chinese language teaching technologies, and applied linguistics.
    Email: eating327334@163.com

  • Chili Li, Hubei University of Technology

    Chili Li (corresponding author) holds a doctoral degree in applied linguistics. He is currently associate professor of applied linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Hubei University of Technology, China. His research interests include Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), L2 motivation, learning strategies, learner beliefs, socio-cultural theory, and others related to second language acquisition and language teaching. His works appear in System, Frontiers in Psychology, Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, and Springer Nature.
    Email: lichili@hbut.edu.cn

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2023-03-01

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Ma, C., Zhang, S., Wang, R., Yi, T., & Li, C. (2023). A CiteSpace-based review of cross-cultural communication in international Chinese language education in China (1994-2022). Journal of Language Teaching, 3(3), 8-18. https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.004

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