It’s 21:00 and I finally have time to write the new 12 of 12! Let’s do this!
[Hold your horses! I don’t want offend anybody! I state my perceptions and experiences! I just know a few Chinese people personally, so my remarks are not representative!]
Here are 5 cultural differences that I witnessed being with a Chinese man for almost four years. Maybe I will write another version of this article focusing on differences in relationships.
1. Sense of Community
I noticed that many Chinese people are rather egoistic when it comes to the environment or empathy.
It’s time for another monthly recap (earlier than usual)!
Today’s Tuesday-Treasure is different than before! I want to share another type of treasure with you guys!
I can’t believe that the first month of 2017 is already over! As always, the time went by so fast. Let’s recap what January was like for me!
I was never to type of person who sets new years resolutions. I want more short-term goals. Therefore, I will continue with my monthly recaps!
How was my November? Find out for yourself!
Recently, I was watching a documentary about Confucianism. I always heard that if you want to understand China, you have to understand Confucius. It is basically the moral, ethics and behavioral code of Chinese people since thousands of years. So I started reading more about it. The bottom line of Confucianism is the community. In western societies individualism is the quintessence. Who am I? What do I want to do? But in Chinese society it is important to blend in, to be a part of a functioning nation or group of people. Living well with other people, respecting your parents and ancestors and therefore becoming a good person, are the most important aspects about Confucianism.
Did you ever wonder why Chinese people usually travel in huge groups and everywhere you go, you never see one Chinese person but a group? Confucianism is the answer. They enjoy being in a group. They don’t mind being with a lot of people were we rather travel individually with maximum our family or couple of friends as companions.
I don’t want to go too much in detail about Confucianism at this point. I still have to learn more about it and want to write a separate article about it.
There is something I haven’t shared with you in my Reality of an International / Binational Relationship article.
Today I had my Chinese exam and the frustration of learning all the characters led me to write a post about my experience.