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Feb 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Intercultural Adaptation of Undergraduate Students in Germany under the Framework of Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education: An Empirical Study

Yiyi Li, Jing’an Qian, Xiaofei Rao
With the advancement of higher education internationalization, an increasing number of Chinese students choose to study abroad for higher education. However, differing socio-cultural and educational contexts in host countries bring great challenges to their intercultural adaptation. Taking a double first-class university in Shanghai as an example, by using anonymous online questionnaire and interviewing approaches, this study explored the features and challenges of intercultural adaptation encou...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106837


Nov 30, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Chinese Undergraduate Students’ Decision on Studying Abroad from the Perspective of the Push-Pull Theory—An Empirical Study in a Double First-Class University in Shanghai

Juanyong Hao, Zaorui Chen, Xiaofei Rao
In recent years, the number of Chinese students studying abroad continues to grow, with their destination countries becoming diverse. The outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic in 2020 has exerted profound impacts on their decisions of overseas study. Taking a double first-class university in Shanghai as an example, this study explored the decision-making of Chinese undergraduate students who intend to study abroad and the contributing factors that affect their decision-making from the perspective of the...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106949


Oct 28, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Chinese Undergraduate Students’ Intercultural Adaptation in German Higher Education—A Report from a Double First-Class University in Shanghai

Jiahang Xi, Rui Song, Xiaofei Rao
Grounded in researches on intercultural adaptation and the status quo of Chinese undergraduate students in German higher education, using an online anonymous questionnaire-based approach, this study investigated these student sojourners’ intercultural adaptation in terms of general life, social communication, academic studies, and mental health. Further coping strategies and suggestions were provided with regard to the four aspects of boosting foreign language skills and competence, respecting, ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106815


May 22, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Party Politics in Kenya and South Africa: The Conundrum of Ethnic and Race Relations

John Rabuogi Ahere
Since the colonial period, group identity has affected politics in Kenya and South Africa. Ethnicity and race are used to explain many issues in both countries including party politics. This article examines the linkages between ethnic and race relations in the activities of political parties in both countries. The article finds that ethnicity and race are endemic to the nature and operations of political parties in Kenya and South Africa. As a result, most political parties formulate policies a...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106383


Dec 30, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Media Effect into Conflict Management: A Comparative Study on Israel and Palestine Media Practitioners View Point

Ibrahim T. I. Ukka, Hong Yu, Bienmali Kombate
The paper aimed to test the media effect limited theory versus the media non-limited effect theory and to understand the implication and impact of political will through media into a conflict management. Israel and Palestine conflict was used as a case study and a sample of 153 respondents (including 67 from Israel and 86 Palestinians) was collected and the survey questionnaire was administered through online, however, the study p
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105984


Jun 28, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Military Integration of Armed Groups as a Conflict Resolution Approach in Africa: Good Strategy or Bad Compromise?

Cosmas Ekwom Kamais
This paper examines the integration of armed groups into security sector of a country, especially the military, as an approach to peace building. It takes an overview of such approaches in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR). The paper argues that while such an approach is good for peace’s sake, it usually fails to attain peace in the long term due to its rushed conceptualization
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105518


Jun 21, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Governance Construction for Cooperation between Korea and ASEAN Supernational Security Issues

Kim Han Su
Today, ASEAN is required to play a role strategically and economically as a key strategic point in East Asia. As the strategic and diplomatic importance of ASEAN cooperation expands, South Korea’s ASEAN policy is, in fact, only the initial stage of exploring the cohesion points of regional security cooperation and economic cooperation. Currently, Korea needs to quickly establish policies to secure national interest and information
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105510


Mar 29, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Search for Future US-China Energy Cooperation: The Case of Apple-Sun Power Joint Solar Projects

Anna Paskaleva
The current work is a case study of three solar energy projects built with the joint efforts of Apple and Sun Power. Because of their positive results and unique characteristics, I take these projects as an example of a successful collaboration in the solar energy sector between an American and a Chinese-operating company. In the midst of complicated trade frictions between China and the US in the solar energy sector, these projec
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104286


Dec 19, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Evolution of International Humanitarian Law and War: Crime in International Proportions

Renata Mantovani De Lima, Michelle Batista
The involvement of States in dispute over power, the ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of the human element that composes these States, the terrorist threat, as well as economic and technological development, underpin and imply an increase in the destructive power of armed conflicts, a cruel and sad reality of the history of humanity. Wounds, mutilations, displacements and suffering of people, destruction of the environment
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Open Access Library J. Vol.4, 2017
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104107


Oct 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

The Impact of Pan-Africanist Political Rhetoric on African Public Policy: The Future of African-American Rhetoric

Sechaba Khoapa
This short paper aims to discuss the effects of African-American rhetoric on the developments of African public policy. There is an historic relationship between the civil rights struggle in the United States and the struggle for independence on the continent that was greatly influenced by the political discourse that emerged in the US during the 1960’s. This examination or discussion will reflect an essay by Dr. Molefi Asante ent
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Open Access Library J. Vol.4, 2017
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1102990


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