Professor Xiaobin Jian publishes a new book The Third Space and Chinese Language Pedagogy: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in Another Culture (Routledge, 2021)

January 11, 2021

Professor Xiaobin Jian publishes a new book The Third Space and Chinese Language Pedagogy: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in Another Culture (Routledge, 2021)

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Co-edited by Xin Zhang, DEALL alumni and assistant professor at Duke Kunshan University and Xiaobin Jian, associate professor at DEALL, The Third Space and Chinese Language Pedagogy presents the Third Space as a new frame through which foreign language pedagogy is conceptualized as a pedagogy of negotiating intentions and expectations in another culture. It argues that it is time for the filed of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to go beyond merely satisfying the desire of gazing at the other, whether it is curiosity about the other or superiority over the other, to focusing on learning to work with the other. It presents a range of research-based CFL pedagogical scholarship and practices especially relevant to the advanced level and to the goal of enabling learners becoming experts in negotiating intentions and expectations in cross-lingual and intercultural cooperation.