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Book: Face and Face Practices in Chinese Talk-in-Interaction

Chapter: Demystifying face in Chinese: emerging themes in business interactions

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29848


The discussion in Chapter 6 comes subsequently to discuss and summarise the emerging themes in the business interactions. This chapter ends with a proposed alternative theoretical model for analysing face inChinese or even across cultural contexts. It is therefore suggested that face should be theorised by both taking a cognitive as well as interactional perspective into account, since face is not only conjointly co-constituted in interaction, but also constitutive of the interaction.

Chapter Contributors

  • Wei-Lin Chang ( - changm) 'University of Wollongong'