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. …show more content…
Even with the censorship, elements of Western culture are emanated through many of the shops and business that exist within these large urban areas. The fascination with western culture stems from the fact that western culture is vastly different from Chinese culture and subsequently perceived as “cool”. The discourse that exists between Western culture and Chinese culture is in my opinion heavily one-sided. Growing up in the United States, I have grown to feel that Americans view Chinese culture as other and their perceptions of them are built upon stereotypes that are borderline racist. Local Chinese living in places such as Beijing and Xian would not be able to understand the negative stereotypes that have been perpetuated by American culture and society. They see western culture as unique and consequently gravitate towards English phrases, western brands such as KFC, and especially western people. In the manner that Chinese people as the members of our group to take photographs, the same gesture is not reciprocated in the United States which is something that I found especially interesting. This is partially due to the fact that our country as a whole is an immigrant nation while Mainland China is predominantly Han Chinese. Unlike the U.S with hundreds of thousands of Chinese immigrants, very rarely do the individuals in mainland China get to interact with a
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Exam 2 Extra Credit The World Affairs video covers topics about the Chinese economy from Yukon Huang’s book Debunking Myths About China’s Economy. Huang begins by explaining that Americans often possess an inaccurate opinion of China. Many believe that the United States invests too much into the Chinese economy which is leading to job loss and the degradation of our country’s image. When asked which country the world’s economic leader is, most Americans believe it is China. On the other hand, most Chinese believe it is the United States.
At the same time, Chinese Canadians also faced growing pressure to assert their cultural identity in the face of assimilationist pressures from mainstream Canadian society. The 1970s and 1980s saw a rise in cultural festivals, events, and institutions that celebrated Chinese culture and heritage, such as the Toronto Chinatown Festival and the Chinese Cultural Centre in
Most Chinese lived in separate communities, showing little to no inclination to adopt local mores; they saw themselves as temporary visitors-and were contrast to remain apart. One of the contrasts that I did pick up on within Markus’s reading that we did not going into much depth about was the difference between post California gold rush Asian immigrants and their economic role versus that of Australia’s. Following the gold rush in California, Chinese immigrants pursued jobs in other fields such as agriculture, construction of railroads or manufacturing plants, these newfound jobs that existed in California post gold rush was not the case in Australia
Point of View on Culture Among many literatures about Asian and Chinese culture “Saving Sourdi” by May-Lee Chai is one. This short story is about a young girl, Nea, and her sister, Sourdi, and what happens when Sourdi grows up when Nea does not want her to. Their family are Chinese and they moved to America.
Since Little Italy borders Chinatown, I saw a lot of Chinese people and a few Chinese stores around the area as well. As we walked and observed, I asked a few questions about his culture. I felt a little disrespected because he was using his phone often, which made it difficult for me to ask questions. When I asked him about the paintings, buildings and people around us, he seemed to not be interested.
AVID is a program not intended for everyone. This program exposes you to a variety of skills and mastery for adolescents desiring to attend college. Avid focuses around organization, teamwork, and for you to critically think. These skills are new to many and are provenly beneficial, however these skills do not favor those that have already had these skills and are show casing their full potential. Therefore, Avid is not for me since it interferes with my academic courses, mastery of avid skills and would not be beneficial for me because I have gained much of the skills and would rather interfer than assist.
A Pair of Tickets In “A Pair of Tickets,” Amy Tan described the journey of Jing-Mei Woo, a middle-aged, Chinese-American woman, to China where she experienced a compelling change in herself. The author herself is Chinese-American, which enabled her to use insightful experiences in the story that were similar to her own experiences to better illustrate the emotions that Jing-Mei felt. Reminiscing about her own trip to China, Tan wrote: “As soon as my feet touched China, I become Chinese” (Tan 146). As Jing-Mei made the long travel to her motherland, she experienced a series of events, met her long-lost relatives, reflected on her own memories, and listened to stories about her mother’s past, deepening the connection that she had with her mother
Reflective Analytical Account. The aim of the lecture was to explore the role of Compassion within SCPHN practice. Throughout the session we followed and discussed the Francis Report, the Compassion In Practice (6C’s) strategy and the 2016 nursing strategy.
In the current multi-cultural society, cultural diversity is apparent that in any culture there is a majority and many minorities. Canada and China are two very large countries that have cultures that are well known throughout the world. They can be compared to each other. Both Canada and China are examples of multicultural countries share many similarities. The similarities between China and Canada can be demonstrated through immigration, the ethnic minorities, folk customs, languages and religious diversity.
Chinese tradition is opposed to individual glorification and considers anyone who desires personal enhancement as a threat to collectivism (Pye, 1982). Chinese are more group-oriented, they value respect and friendship. China is more Egalitarian, meaning that they share power and share authority and spread the authority out evenly. They do not expect all power as some cultures do. Next is Performance orientation, which means when the community encourages and rewards good things done and completed.
I have spent my entire life trying to discover and understand who am I, when I joined the Coaching class and was asked to introduce myself for 3 minutes it sounded like a breeze in the sand. Then I was asked to do it again without repeating my introduction and boom that was easy once more. In my head I am a Human Resources professional and all we do is talk when interviewing, reprimanding, training, coaching, guiding, accessing and many more times. Then the last blow came I have to introduce myself for the third time round, my thoughts were racing what have I not said about myself, what did I tell the 2 previous candidates, “what’s new Daisy, you have to find it think! think!
When I first moved here, one of the biggest changing for me is I have to live with my family. By comparing and contrasting America and China, I find that the people here are much friendly than in China. And the rules here are stricter than in China like the traffic rules. It’s much difficult to pass the driver license test here. The thing that I can’t stand is the food style.
Hong Kong is a part of China, but this two places have different and contrast of the culture nature. Hong Kong, the culture can be described as a foundation that began with China, and then became more influenced by British colonialism. Therefore, Hong Kong develop an identity of as its own, a unique and fusion of Chinese and Western cultures. China, the culture of the People 's Republic of China is an ample and sundry mix of traditional was influenced by Chinese culture with communist and other international modern and post-modern.
I have always hated writing about myself, and I always dreaded assignments in school where I had to describe myself. I always wanted to avoid doing these assignments because I did not want to sound narcissistic, or self-absorbed. I dislike people like that now, because I used to be one of those people. It took many lessons learned before I humbled myself; I am still learning to humble myself today with recent experiences I have had. Although I hate to write about myself, I have always liked to reflect on myself.