2019 journal article

Development of Technical Communication in China: Program Building and Field Convergence


By: H. Ding n

author keywords: Engineering communication; history of technical communication; intercultural communication; international communication; programmatic research
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 22, 2019

ABSTRACT This article examines the emergence of technical communication as an academic field in China from the perspectives of pedagogy, program building, market needs, professionalization, and local sociopolitical contexts. Highlighting the close disciplinary connections between translation and technical communication, it identifies visionary faculty with overseas experiences as national leaders in curriculum innovation. It also explores the close industry–academia connections facilitated by semi-open WeChat groups and existing approaches to building international partnerships with technical communicators in China.