Video of George Watson Public Lecture on Friday, 17 August 2018


A Pakistani minority student
A Pakistani minority student.

Two studies are shared about acculturation orientations of Chinese Hongkongers, with respect to Hongkongers of South/South-East Asian ancestral origin, and their relationship to several common factors, including general perceptions toward these minority members, contact and communication with the latter, and Chinese cultural value orientations as well as intercultural communication competence. Analyses of survey data show that transformation-integrationism and exclusionism, of home community acculturation orientations, stood out in  association with several other factors, and intercultural contact and communication in social activities with South/South-East-Asian Hongkonger acquaintances also made a difference in perceptions. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

RSVP by 13 August 2018

Presenter Bio:

Professor Ling Chen is an international leading researcher in intercultural communication. Prof. Chen joined Hong Kong Baptist University in 1997, from the University of Oklahoma, USA. Over the years, Prof. Chen has served as Dept. Head, Acting Dean of the School and Research Graduate Student Coordinator of the School of Communication. The Research and teaching Areas of Prof. Chen include organizational communication, intercultural communication, psychology of communication, communication and argumentation, interpersonal communication competence, language and social interaction, and Chinese communication. Prof. Chen has published widely in academic journals/books, edited books, and has held leadership positions in professional associations and editorship in major journals.


Room 224 (Digital Learning Studio)
Joyce Ackroyd Building 37 (St Lucia)

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture