individualism

East Meets West: How the Brain Unites Us All

Ed Yong at the New Scientist discusses the conventional notions of an ‘individualist, analyitical’ Western psychology and a ‘collectivist, holistic’ Eastern one, and how a recent psychological experiment...

Chinese Slough Off Old Barriers to Divorce – Maureen Fan

From the Washington Post: Divorce, once nearly unheard of in China, has become more common than ever as women such as Wu gain financial independence and shrug off the diminishing stigma of leaving their husbands. Legal barriers to divorce have fallen away — couples needed permission from their employers until just four years ago — […]

Schwarzenegger Talks to Chinese Students – Beth Fouhy

From the AP, via the Los Angeles Times: In a speech evoking bodybuilding, civil rights icon Rosa Parks and the power of the individual, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged a university audience in China to emerge from the constraints of their political system and attain success in the global world. “America is a nation that believes […]

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