L. Fu, P.S. Lao, Jean Bryson Strohl, Lorand B. Szalay's American and Chinese Perceptions and Belief Systems: A PDF

By L. Fu, P.S. Lao, Jean Bryson Strohl, Lorand B. Szalay

ISBN-10: 0306449803

ISBN-13: 9780306449802

ISBN-10: 1475791488

ISBN-13: 9781475791488

Based on a comparative research of chinese language and American students,this specified learn bargains insights into the modern perspectives and values constructed in 3 various socio-political settings-the post-modern, business surroundings of the USA; the socialistic setting of the People's Republic of China; and the constructing loose industry of Taiwan. Empirical facts display formerly uncharted dimensions of cultural similarities, modifications, and the results of alternative fiscal and social platforms on people's perceptions in their international and significant modern problems.

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The Americans do not strongly identify themselves in terms of their student or national status. Unlike Chinese, Americans identify little with their work or with progress. On the other hand, individualism and youth emerge far more strongly among Americans, which has to do with American. Taiwanese View: Industrious, Self-critical. The Taiwanese, much more than the other Chinese groups or the Americans, describe themselves in terms of positive and negative personality characteristics. They apparently weigh themselves on a scale of self confidence and importance: either as very self confident, good and strong or as feeling inferior.

But mainly relatives are thought of in terms of friendship, visits, and reunions. Feelings of love are stronger among Americans than Taiwanese. On Taiwan relatives are seen sometimes as dear persons or friends, but more often as a bothersome and alienated. Relatives may involve warmth and affection, but in any case involve inescapable duties and obligations -- such as help in time of trouble; gifts, greetings, invitations to weddings -- and a financial drain if they are in need. The perception of having many relatives is stronger among the Taiwanese.

They tend to think of "me" in relation to "you" and others (parents, friends) rather than of self alone (oneself, individual, person). In traditional Chinese society one's glory is not his alone, but the glory of his parents and relatives as weIl. Sexual identity is expressed almost exclusively by the male respondents. The PRC Chinese express strong national identification and patriotism: Chinese, motherland. They are not inclined toward introspection, judging how they feel about themselves emotionally.

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