For instance, Confucius (2015 ,4) says that in order to be virtuous, people need to concern the other before themselves. If I had to assume that Western society, especially the United States, is based on individualism and encourage to consider people themselves first, this idea is somewhat difficult to understand. This is, however, why people should study comparative political theory by one’s thought, not a region or culture. If people compare political theory with culturally biased views, it is difficult to determine whether the idea itself is useful and applicable to the real world or not. In this case, prioritizing others might feel overwhelming, but respecting others should be a fundamental virtue and understandable to most people.
While his approach to ethnography provides the reader with a coherent narrative, it neglects to show how the information was gathered or an evaluation of the reliability of the sources. As readers, we must be skeptical of the storyteller’s motives for, as in the nature of storytelling, information is manipulated to convey a certain meaning to the reader; to trust a writer to communicate objectively is dangerous as with explication important information can
Said is very critical about how the Western scholars have studied Eastern countries because Orientalists have books that are only focusing on the Orient and the Orientalist as their main authority even today, the Orient being the Easterners and the Occident being the Westerners. This therefore leads to Western novelists, theorists, poets promoting the distinction or difference between the East and West and creating theories, social
Kamm’s article is also abundant with logical fallacies. The title “Our Language” is itself a sweeping generalization, as not everyone reading this article can relate in terms of the language described, that being English, and so it is not necessarily “our” language. In his article, Kamm tries to prove his point that people do not need specific rules to be invoked in order to speak properly, and instead can just rely on their own instincts. In doing so, Kamm, once again, uses sweeping generalization by saying “we all have the instinct,” when that is not essentially true. Kamm uses phrases like “we should be entirely relaxed” or “why worry,” while discussing different choices in grammar, in order to downplay
This indifference was exposed in the aftermath of the war, but it also shed a light on other instances in which people have been indifferent, and when they themselves have been prejudiced. This matter is pointed out in Elie Wiesel’s speech “The Perils of Indifference,” which he gave on April 12, 1999. Wiesel listed many events in the 20th century, some that took place after the Holocaust, that could show how often the world was indifferent to the sufferings of others. He mentions that there have been, “two World Wars, countless civil wars, the senseless chain of assassinations -- Gandhi, the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, Sadat, Rabin -- bloodbaths in Cambodia and Nigeria, India and Pakistan, Ireland and Rwanda, Eritrea and Ethiopia, Sarajevo and Kosovo; the
This shared technique of colonial discourse is known as the “partial representation,” which is utilized to maintain imperial position over the colonies. In Orientalism, Said believes that the Orientalist viewpoint created certain images about the Orientals, which usually hold negative features based on the binary opposition between the West and the East. These generalized images hardly embrace the wide range of diversity and only represent partial aspects of Eastern culture. This process of representation may lead to “cultural stereotyping,” infusing misconceptions into people’s understanding and beliefs about the Orient and enabling the Westerners to remain in the dominant position over the Orientals (Said
Orientalism solves preconceived notions of who certain people are, what they believe, and how they act will act - even if the West has never been there or have seen them before. The way the west views other people and culture distorts the actual reality of who they are, and what they live by, producing the concept of the Other. The Other is a term used to describe someone or something that is different from the rest whether they are marked by "differences in races, gender, class, religion, or ethnicity". The Other is everything that lies outside of the self. The self is the familiar and the other is strange.
Considering the communication in Asia and Western countries there is a big difference which can cause serious offense, while in Asia culture communication is very subtle and indirect, on the other hand, Western communication is more direct. In the case when the Chines members say “maybe,” “we shall see” and “we shall study it,” western members could not be realizing that they are saying “no.” Failure to understand these cues wastes time and money, and based on this communication standard could jeopardize the business objective. Creating a loss of credibility toward the Chinese members is devastating to the business relationship and often
However, non-western countries still see practitioners neglect cultural factors basing their work on theories and methods developed by the West. In today’s modern world, the situation has reversed. PR professionals are known not to generalize across cases, but within them. This work will be divided in two parts. First part of this essay will be concentrated on the theory, of how culture is affected by the US’ influence and how it changes the PR practitioners’ approach.
It also narrates how the Peshwa managed the matters of the court and how he handled all the territories. However, it again lacks to provide information about the Karade Brahmins, who eventually ruled Jhansi, and how it came about. The ‘story’ in this particular translation just flows, like the narration in a fictional novel. The translator has also avoided using Sanskrit terms, to perhaps make it more readable for a wider audience who do not understand Sanskrit. However, the translator could have included Sanskrit terms, and provided additional information or added a glossary for a better understanding rather than just completely editing the words