chinese culture

Redefining the Meaning of “Chinese”

Didi Kirsten Tatlow quotes Taiwan specialist Mark Harrison’s suggestions that China could learn from Taiwan in building a more inclusive Chinese identity. From the New York Times: Because what China cannot seem to do — and...

Lies, Damn Lies, and Chinese “Lies That Bind”

From Frog in a Wall blog: Recently Susan D. Blum’s charming and thoughtful Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) took up the challenge left by Smith and Hsu to study the rules, expectations...

Bringing It All Back Home – Hard Hat Show – Danwei

The Danwei group on Youtube interviews three young Chinese who were born in China, lived abroad for extensive periods, and are now back in China to work. The interviewees talk about all sorts of aspects of their adjustment experiences, including the differences in culture and expectations, as well as the labeling they face as “Chinese” […]

Westerners and Easterners see the world differently – Zeeya Merali

From New Scientist: Chinese and American people see the world differently – literally. While Americans focus on the central objects of photographs, Chinese individuals pay more attention to the image as a whole, according to psychologists at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, US. “There is plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting that Western and […]

People’s Daily: Link the cultures of China and the world

From People’s Daily Online: Recently with the frequent pubic appearance on news media, “Confucius Institute” has become a focus of concern for Chinese learners across the world. Thanks to the continuous rise of China’s overall national strength, the Sino-foreign cooperation and exchanges have been in full swing to an unprecedented extent. A gust of “China […]

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