Outlines the way into the problem of politeness in Chinese culture and the steps taken in the application of politeness strategies in verbal interaction.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: How Polite are the Chinese? Do I Know You? Inside and Outside Relationship in Politeness Behavior You are my Friend Building of Connection in a Business Setting Who is the Boss? Hierarchical Structure in an Official Setting You don't know what you want Conflicting Factors in a Family Setting What really is Chinese Politeness? A Situation-Based Approach to Politeness
YULING PAN is Managing Director of the Asian Sociocultural Research Projects in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University./e