2.2.2 Analysis of Chinese stereotypes It is usually hard to avoid stereotypes in any representation of China or Chinese people in Western film. As argued in Part 1 of this thesis, stereotype is necessary in representation of the “Other” because we need ordered, fixed and simplified information for things we are not familiar with; we want to exclude things that are different to free ourselves from anxiety; it is always inequalities of power behind stereotypes. In Marco Polo themed films, there are many Chinese characters appear when Marco Polo travelled to China. However, the character Marco Polo in both films does not see Chinese people as stereotypes. In Montaldo’s Marco Polo, Marco observes many differences among different locations and he
A business can’t succeed without knowing its weaknesses and how to deal with them, either by minimizing them as much as possible or by eliminating them if it is possible. Being a foreign company establishing a new business overseas adds many obstacles to the process, but we should know how to adjust to them and minimize their negative impact. Our first weakness is that we have no previous experience in the Chinese industry, which makes it difficult to deal with local employees that will form the majority of our workforce there. This will also affect the management process negatively and it will hinder our progress if we don’t deal with it correctly from the beginning. Moreover, another weakness related to the culture difference, is the challenging task of establishing a name for our brand, which is completely new to the market.
Thus, the author believes that Chinese learning is a daunting process and one will choose to give up unless he is very interested in this language. He thinks that Chinese people should be thankful that they are born Chinese as they do not have to learn their native language. It is argued that Chinese is hard to learn because the writing system just ain’t very phonetic. It seems that
Similar to painting, interest in Asian-style architecture came about late in Europe (as compared to ceramics and engravings), and for a long time the Chinese architectural style, forms and principles were not well understood. Even when Chinese architecture became more popular in the Western world, Europeans were very meticulous in their selection of Chinese architectural types, and their choices regarding which buildings would be constructed in this manner. Asian-style architecture was ill-received for similar reasons as painting, being that information about Chinese architecture was scarce (mostly because Chinese monuments and buildings couldn’t be shipped to Europe like ceramics or engravings could be). As well as the lack of knowledge about Chinese architecture, there was again the feeling that European architecture was prestigious. Though, in my opinion, possibly the biggest reason that Chinese architecture didn’t take off in Europe until later is due to a true clash of cultures.
The case of mixing languages can be seen in a lot of bilingual speakers. For me personally, I think the reason I mix my languages is because I think the language I choose to use can best serve my needs. Sometimes I cannot find a word or even a saying in Chinese that has the accurate meaning of what I am trying to say in English and vice versa. I did some survey among my friends who also code-switch and the following are the reasons I believe why people code-switch. (1) To find a perfect equivalent.
Mainland China has been one of the most self-reflective places that I have visited. The time that I spent within mainland China has allowed me to develop a more holistic understanding of my heritage and the differences that exists between China and the U.S. While I was originally born within the landscape of China, I never became old enough to become fully aware of the culture and the subsequent norms that are present. After growing up in the United States as a Chinese American I noticed many similarities as well as differences between how I was raised in the U.S compared with my experiences in mainland China. The strongest observation that I have made has been the westernization of mainland China especially as the nation undergoes further urbanization.
Neher wk 2, Ruth (1 day late – vacation) In this section, I am choosing China to do my research of the cultural dimensions. Individualism and Collectivism in China are not even considered. Individualism is about ones self and doing what needs to be done for yourself not others, based on independence. Collectivism is based on group goals rather than individual goals. Chinese tradition is opposed to individual glorification and considers anyone who desires personal enhancement as a threat to collectivism (Pye, 1982).
When I was younger, I never worried about what I identified myself as whether I was Chinese or American. Now as we hyphenate who we are I feel lost as to what I identify as. I know I’m Chinese American but I'm also adopted so the culture I should know I know very little about. So consequently when it comes to my hyphenated identity I am in a constant struggle with the culture I want to learn and the culture I'm raised in. My mother always wanted me to learn about my Asian culture.
Seniors are required to take the BBA comprehensive examination to test skills like communication, analyzation, quantitation, and problem solving. These skills are vitally important for personal financial advisors to succeed in their career. They also require three papers because they believe that writing like a business professional is critical for a financial advisor, but the learning does not stop there (“Requirements”, n.d.). Financial advisors have to continue to learn about how money works day to day in the world because it is constantly changing. After college, most personal financial advisors enter an on-the-job training period which lasts more than a year in most cases.
I have been to Taiwan and America as a short-term exchange student, whose legal systems are more or less different from Chinese legal system. However, there are not only differences that I could notice among these legal systems, but also the similarities among them. For example, the jury system in American law is different from Chinese legal practice, but both of the two legal systems value procedure justice. By comparing different legal systems in the world, I gradually learn more from the world that are beyond my experience. However, while I could notice the changes in the world, I have no round picture in mind about how to adapt myself to them.