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CULTURALDIFFERENCES FACINGGERMAN
STUDENTS INCHINA
ॴڎښӨ႑学ၷਖԪॴ˗ࣀप
ܱ۫͜ᄾ
FAX FROM OVERSEAS
对克里斯托弗
·
洛美尔来说
在中国留学让他感
受到乐趣的同时
也体会到巨大的文化差异
克里斯托弗今年
28
是亚琛工业大学的一名
学生
两年前
当他决定到中国学习一年时
他首先
想到一点
换个环境
。“
我听说
那里的生活完全不同
这很吸引我
。”
他说
现在
他已经在北京的清华大
学获得了硕士学位
像克里斯托弗那样具有在中国留学经历的
20
年前还很少见
如今
到中国留学的德国大学生
每年至少有
1000
而且越来越多
。“
中国在世界经
济中变得越来越重要
。”
亚琛工业大学的中国项目协
调员彼得
·
哈特格斯说
,“
这样一种留学
对工程师
来说意味着显著的职业优势
。”
清华大学是中国的精英大学
在克里斯托弗的
班级里只有
1/4
的学生是中国人
也许正是在这种
情况下
他与中国学生交流很
”。
柏林欧亚研究所的汉学家阿内特
·
梅克尔说
亚洲人打交道
总会碰到文化冲击
克里斯托弗虽
然学过中文
但还不能流利地交流
语言能力不足
使他无法进入中国人的
小圈子
”。
克尔说
德国大学比较注重个性和自
中国则讲究
共识文化
”。
但哈特
格斯则说
中国正变得更加开放
来越国际化
ἷ૶ॴ国ǒ௚᪫Ǔև刊 ࣲ
థ ெઑ᥋Ἰ
9
10
马来西亚槟榔屿的一家餐馆高挂着中国的传统灯
喜迎中秋佳节
让食客们在品味美食的同时
也体验到浓郁的中华
文化
ἷᎿᐏᇫἸ
Chinese lanterns are on display at a restaurant as part of celebrations
for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on Penang Island, Malaysia,
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. While tasting delicious food, customers also
experience Chinese culture.
(AP
)
F
or Christopher Lommel, studying in China has
given him a lot of fun, but at the same time he is
experiencing great cultural differences.
Christopher is a 28-year-old student of RWTH Aachen
University. Two years ago, he made his decision to study in
China because, at that time, he just wanted to go to a differ-
ent place for a change. He said, “I heard that life in China is
quite different. It’s quite attractive to me.” Now he already
has a master’s degree fromTsinghua University in Beijing.
Students with study experience like Christopher were
rare twenty years ago, but nowadays there are more than
1,000 German college students studying in China every
year, and the number is still increasing. “ is experience of
studying abroad means a major career advantage for a fu-
ture engineer.” said Peter Hartges, Coordinator for China’s
project in RWTH Aachen University.
Tsinghua University is one of the elite universities in
China. In Christopher’s class only one fourth of the stu-
dents are Chinese; so, its “hard” for him to communicate
with Chinese students.
A sinologist in Berlin Institute of European and Asian
Studies Arnett Merkel said that its natural to have cultural
conf licts when communicating with Asians. Although
Christopher has studied Chinese for some time, he cannot
speak fluently enough yet. e inadequacy of his Chinese
prevents his entering the “small circle” of Chinese students.
Mr. Merkel thinks that German universities are individual-
ity and freedom oriented, whereas Chinese universities fo-
cus on “general culture”. Mr. Hartges disagrees and thinks
that China is opening wider to the outside world and be-
coming more internationalized.
(
TheMirror
, August 9, 2011)
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