Difference Between Confucianism And Chinese Culture

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Confucianism and chinese business culture
Tongji university, Academic Lectures
ZHANG Yan, Professor of Shanghai International Studies University

Lucile Cauchy
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Introduction
China is a now a completely modern society, but the way in which this modernity manifest is without contest shaped by the legacy of its traditional past. When doing business in China, Managers have to consider several factors to ensure their success. First rule is understanding Chinese Culture. You have to get to know why people behave in a certain manner and how their culture affects their decisions and actions, in the everyday life and in a business context. When first coming to China, as a westerner you may experience culture shock, but as you learn the key explanation behind these different ways of doing is easier to assimilate the culture and integrate in the environment.

Confucianism
Confucianism is the foundation of traditional Chinese culture as well as a complete ideological system created by Confucius. Born in 551 B.C. in the Lu state of China, Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his models of social interaction. He lived during a time of ideological crisis in China, a violent era, the period of Warring States which further nurtured its consideration about order and stability.
Confucianism is sometimes referred as a religion, but it is really more of an ethical system. For thousands of years, Confucius’ ideas shaped

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