Martovitskaya, Vera Alekseevna – Senior Lecturer of the Department of Russian Language at the Far Eastern State Transportation University.
The article considers the characteristic features of Chinese mentality which determine behavior of Chinese students and influence their adaptation to the conditions of studying at Russian higher educational institutions. The author presents the results of research conducted among Russian and Chinese students at FESTU. The research was aimed at revealing common and different psychological features of Chinese and Russian students which affect communication between them. The author offers measures for overcoming the difficulties of adaptation for Chinese students at Russian Universities.
Key words: Chinese culture, Confucian morality/ethics, Junzi, Chinese and Russian peers, behavior norms, adaptation, communication.