Mingsheng Li

Dr Mingsheng Li

Qualifications

  • MA YNU, China
  • PHD LU, Australia
  • Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marking, Massey University (Wellington)

Contact

Category: Associate Researcher

Email: M.S.Li@massey.ac.nz

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Background

Dr Li is originally from Kunming, China. He taught English language and literature at Yunnan Normal University, from 1980 to 1995. He has a PhD in Intercultural Communication from Latrobe University, Australia. He arrived in New Zealand in 2000. He is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marking, Massey University (Wellington), teaching Business Communication and Intercultural Communication at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Interests

His research interests include international education and internationalisation, intercultural communication, migrant studies, and cultural adaptation issues facing migrants and international students.

Selected publications

Books

Patel, F., Li, M., & Sooknanan, P. (2011). Intercultural communication: Building a global community. London, United Kingdom: Sage.

Li, M. (2009). Teaching English in cross-cultural settings: Challenges faced by English language teachers teaching English in China. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Dr. Muller.

Publications in peer reviewed academic journals

Li, M. (2014). Perception of foreign education experience: An exploratory of Chinese returnees from Australian and New Zealand universities. Communication Journal of New Zealand, 14(1), 97-131.

Patel, F., Li, M. S., & Piscioneri, M. (2014). Cross-institutional and interdisciplinary dialogue on curriculum for global engagement: Emerging perspectives and concerns. Journal of International and Global Studies, 5(2), 40-52.

Li, M. (2013). Acculturation, filial responsibilities and living arrangements: An empirical study of the acculturative experiences of elderly Chinese immigrants in New Zealand. Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies, 12(1), 301-322.

Li, M., & Sligo, F. (2012). Chinese media going global: issues of perception and credibility. China Media Research, 8(3), 116-127.

Li, M., & Sligo, F. (2012). Chinese media going global: issues of perception and credibility (Chinese translation). China Media Report Overseas, 8(4), 1-12.

Li, M. & J. Sun (2010). Chinese cyber nationalism in an unequal media battle (Chinese version). China Media Report Overseas, 5(4), 99-116.

Li, M. (2009). Chinese cyber nationalism in an unequal media battle. China Media Research, 5(4), 63-77.

Li, M., & Campbell, J. A. (2009). Accessing employment: challenges faced by non-native English-speaking professional migrants. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 18(3), 371-395

Campbell, J. A., & Li, M. (2008). Asian students’ voices: an empirical study of Asian students’ learning experiences at a New Zealand university. Journal of Studies in International Education. 12(4), 375-396.

Li, M., & Campbell, J. A. (2008). Asian students’ perceptions of group work and group assignment in a New Zealand tertiary institution. Intercultural Education, 19(3), 203-216.

Li, M. (2008). When in China…. World Communication, November-December issue, 34-37.

Baker, T., Isaac, M., Li, M., & Marshall, K. (2005). Learning expectations of different ethnic groups: An exploration. New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research, 4(1), 49-67.

Li, M. (2004). Culture and classroom communication: A case study of Asian students in New Zealand language schools. Asian EFL Journal, 6(1), online edition.

Li, M. (2003). Roles, expectations, and pedagogies: Cultural influences and implications.New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 31(1), 63-81.

Li, M., Baker, T., & Marshall, K. (2002). Mismatched expectations: A case study of Asian students in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research, 1(1), 137-156.

Li, M. (2000). Discourse, culture of learning: Communication challenges. ITL Review of Applied Linguistics, 129-130, 275-303.

Li, M. (1999). Conflicts in teacher-student role beliefs and expectations: A case study of expatriate teachers teaching English in China. The Weaver: A Forum for New Ideas in Educational Research, 3, 1-15.

Li, M. (1998). English literature teaching in China: flowers and thorns. The Weaver: A Forum for New Ideas in Educational Research, 2, 1-17.

Book chapters

Li, M. (2016). Learning the rules of the game: issues affecting academic acculturation of Asian international students in New Zealand universities. In K. Bista, & C. Foster (Eds.) Exploring the social and academic experiences of international students in higher education institutions (pp. 38 - 58). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Li, M., & Sligo, F. (2015). Internationalizing Chinese media. In Q. Luo (Ed.), Global media worlds and China (pp. 173 - 190). Beijing: The Communication University of China Press.

Li, M. (2015). A case of difficult acculturation: A Chinese student in a New Zealand university. In E. Christopher (Ed.) International management and intercultural communication: A collection of case studies (pp. 41 - 61). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

Li, M. S. (2014). Nationalism and Imperialism. In R. S. Fortner, & P. M. Fackler (Eds.), The Handbook of media and mass communication Theory (Vol. 2, pp. 667-689). Malden, MA: Wiley.

Li, M. (2013). Language, culture and communication: A review of the challenges facing NESB migrants in New Zealand. In A. S. Yeung, E. L. Brown, & C. Lee (Eds.), Communication and language: Surmounting barriers to cross-cultural understanding (pp. 103-124). Charlotte, NC.: Information Age Publishing.

Li, M. (2012). The acculturative experiences of elderly Chinese immigrants in New Zealand. In X. Dai, & S. J. Kulich (Eds.), Intercultural adaptation (I): Theoretical explorations and empirical studies (Vol. 1, pp. 205-236). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.

Li, M., & Campbell, J. (2010). The impact of culture on intercultural friendship building. In Y. Sun (Ed.), Intercultural studies: New frontiers (pp. 125-147). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Li, M. (2007). Chinese students' learning difficulties in Australia and New Zealand. In Z. Zhou & D. Knapp (Eds.), Experiencing another culture (pp. 86-103). Kunming: Yunnan People’s Publisher.

Li, M. (2005). Communicating effectively with Chinese students in EFL/ESL classrooms. In P. Robertson, P. Dash, & J. Jung (Eds.). English language learning in Asian context (pp. 75-100). Pusan, South Korea : The Asian EFL Journal Press.

Publications in peer reviewed conference proceedings

Li, M., & Yang, Y. (2013). Foreign credentials no longer a guarantee to better employment and higher income: Job-seeking experiences of Chinese returnees from Australian and New Zealand universities. In C. Yu, & C. Wang (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Information [BAI 2013] Vol. 10 (pp. H61-H86). Taiwan: Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research. ISSN: 1729-9322.

Campbell, J., & Li, M. (2009). Placing migrants in employment: Recruitment consultants' experiences. In P. S. Morrison (Ed.), Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference (pp. 126-132). Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington, 11-12 December 2008. ISBN 0-475-11045-5.

Li, M. (2009). Chinese cyber nationalism in the year of Olympics. In T. Flew (Ed.), Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference (pp. 343-378). Brisbane, Australian, July 8-10, 2009. ISBN 987-1-74107-275-4.

Li, M. S. (2009). Intercultural friendship building: The case of Asian international students studying in a New Zealand tertiary institution. International Conference — Intercultural Communication between China and the World: Interpersonal, Organizational and Mediated Perspectives (pp. 1-17). Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 11-14 June 2009.

Li, M. (2008). Keeping them safe: A review of Chinese students’ safety issues in New Zealand. Refereed paper presented to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2008: Power and Place (pp.1-30). Wellington, July 9-11, 2008. ISSN 1179-0199.

Yang, Y., Li, M., & Sligo. F. (2008). Chinese students’ satisfaction levels with their learning experiences in New Zealand. Refereed paper presented to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2008: Power and Place(pp.1-30), Wellington, July 9-11, 2008. ISSN 1179-0199.

Clark, J., Baker, T., & Li, M. (2007). Student success: Bridging the gap for Chinese students in collaborative learning. Refereed paper for the 18th ISANA Annual Conference, Student Success in International Education (pp.1-10). 27-30 November 2007, Glenelg, Adelaide, Australia.

Campbell, J., & Li, M. (2007). Recruitment consultants — friend or foe: Barriers experienced by professional immigrants whose first language is not English. In C. O.Connor (Ed.), The 7th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference Proceedings: Regional, National, Global: Emerging Trends in Employment Relations (pp. 106-124), 14-16 November 2007. Ballarat, Victoria, Australia: University of Ballarat, ISBN: 1876851325.

Campbell, J., & Li, M. (2007). Accessing employment: Challenges faced by non-native English-speaking professional immigrants. Proceedings of the Inaugural UTS Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Conference (pp.1-17). University of Technology, Sydney, October 4-5, 2007.

Li, M. (2007). The impact of the media on the New Zealand export education industry. In K. Hutchings & C. Zhu (Eds.), The Inaugural Australia-China International Business Research Conference Proceedings: International Business in the Asian Pacific Region: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Research and Practice (pp.1-24), hosted by Monash University and University of International Business and Economics September 22-24, 2007, Beijing, China. ISBN: 978-0-646-47988-0.

Li, M., & Campbell, J. A. (2006). Cultural adaptation: A case study of Asian students’ learning experiences at a New Zealand University. In the Proceedings of EDU-COM Conference, Engagement and Empowerment (pp.299-307), November 22-24, 2006, Khon Kaen University, Nong Khai, Thailand.

Read more.

Campbell, J. A., & Li, M. (2006). Asian students’ perceptions of group work and group assignments in a New Zealand tertiary institution. In the Proceedings of EDU-COM Conference, Engagement and Empowerment (pp.78-89), November 22-24, 2006, Khon Kaen University, Nong Khai, Thailand.

Read more.

Li, M. (2002). Roles, expectations, and pedagogies: Cross-cultural factors in classroom communication. Paper presented to the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association 2002 Conference: Communication: Reconstructed for the 21st Century, 10-12 July. Hosted by Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Li, M. (1998). Students' perceptions of teacher communication style in the use of pedagogies: A case study of expatriates teaching English in China. In J. Tapper & P. Gruba (Eds.), The Proceedings of the Australian Communication Skills Conference (Melbourne October 1-2, 1998), pp. 94-105.

Working paper

Li, M. (2002). Roles, expectations, and pedagogical awareness: Cultural influences in Chinese university classrooms. Working Paper (4-02). Wellington: The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Media articles

Gribble, C., & Li, M. (2013, July 3). Work experience vital for Chinese graduates as foreign credentials lose their lustre. The Australian.

Li, M. (2008). China — Ready to boom again. New Zealand Education Review, 13(10), p.7.

Li, M. (2007, June 9). Where is the rubbish here? The Dominion Post, p. E4.

Li, M. (2004). Keep the focus on quality. New Zealand Education Review, September 29—October 5, 2004, pp. 6-7.

Li, M., & Green, M. (2003). Export education and sustainable development. The New Zealand Education Review, September 24-October 1, 2003, p.6.

Li, M., & Green, M. (2003). Export education and sustainable development. The New Zealand Education Review, September 24-October 1, 2003, p.6.