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Understanding the Conceptual Basis of the 'Old Friend' Formula in Chinese Social Interaction and Foreign Diplomacy: A Cultural Script Approach

Ye, Zhengdao


This study attempts to make sense of a Chinese diplomatic formula-calling or labelling one's counterpart zhōngguó rénmín de lǎopéngyóu (an old friend of the Chinese people)-by unravelling its conceptual basis. It shows that this formula has deep ro

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Linguistics
DOI: 10.1080/07268602.2013.846459


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