On the afternoon of May 13, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “Interactional Resources for the “Problem” of Intercultural Communication” to the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University in Beijing, China.
My thanks to Prof. GUAN Shijie for organizing the talk, for several long and fascinating discussions over the course of the afternoon and evening, as well as for dinner that followed the talk. We found many potential points of overlap for future discussions, so I look forward to future connections with Prof. Guan and others in his department. Thanks also to Prof. Casey Man Kong Lum for the initial suggestion that I go to Peking University, and for the introduction that started the conversation.
Additional thanks to the graduate student assigned as guide and translator, AN Xiaojing, not only for getting us across Beijing in a timely fashion but for the tour of Peking University’s stunning campus. She has my best wishes in her Ph.D. studies at USC starting this coming fall semester. (Anyone reading this who is based at USC should please look for her, and make her feel welcome!)
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue