Mental State and Life Experience of Chinese Students in Germany: An Exploratory Study

Authors

  • Ulrich Sollmann Social Scientist, Body Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Publicist, Guest Professor, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (SHUPL), Bochum Germany
  • Chen Huijing Department of Social Work, School of Sociology and Political Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
  • Wu JiaJia Department of Psychology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Wang Yuqi Doctor Candidate, Institute for German as Foreign Language, University Heidelberg. Germany
  • Lin Muyu Clinical Psychology and Social Cognition, Department of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • Zhao Xudong Chinese-German Institute of Mental Health, Shanghai Pudong New Area Mental Health Center, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Keywords:

Chinese students, Germany, Exploratory study, Action research, Transcultural communication

Abstract

Chinese students in Germany suffer from various factors. They also have to adapt to the daily life. There is little known about these issues of Chinese students. Thus, an independent group of Chinese and German experts started an exploratory ‎ study on this situation. There were three general aims:

1- to get a better understanding of the situation

2- to create guidelines for the better support of the students

3- to better understand transcultural communication on the field of research

The present paper describes and comments on the architecture of the research. It also describes some typical issues of transcultural communication. Moreover, it tries to contribute to a better cooperation between the Chinese and German cultures.

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Published

2022-07-19

How to Cite

Sollmann, U., Huijing, C. ., JiaJia, W. ., Yuqi, W. ., Muyu, L. ., & Xudong, Z. . (2022). Mental State and Life Experience of Chinese Students in Germany: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 9(3), 149-158. Retrieved from https://ijbmc.org/index.php/ijbmc/article/view/383

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