An Analysis of Body Language in Communication Between China and America

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Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 The aim of the paper

1.3 The organization of this paper

Chapter 2 Literature review

2.1 The definition of body language

2.2 The importance of body language

2.2.1 Body language is widely used in daily life

2.2.2 Benefits body language bring to us during communication

Chapter 3 Characteristics of body language from the view of Sino-America cultural communication

3.1 Same body language conveys different meaning due to different culture

3.2 Same body language represents same meaning in different cultures

3.3 Only few body language exist in unique culture, one Country or one region

3.4 Different body
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1.2 The aim of the paper Language differs from country to country, from culture to culture. As a symbol of culture, body language has different meanings in different culture. Besides, to express the same meaning, different body languages are used in different cultures. In any case, to expect the nonverbal behaviors of other cultures to match our own is unrealistic. Therefore, to have a good understanding of body language in intercultural communication is helpful to avoid culture conflicts and culture shocks.

This study will focus on: 1, the definition and the importance of body language; 2, the differences of body language between China and America. It aims at not only making people have a better understanding of body language, but also a better understanding of body language in Sino-America cultural communication.

1.3 The organization of this paper The paper is composed of the following four chapters:

Chapter one states the introduction, it focus on the background and the purpose of this study;

Chapter two gives a literature review; including the definition of body language; the importance of body language;

Chapter three presents the main characteristics discovered while comparing body languages in China and America;

Chapter four provides the advices for using body language

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