There were so many interesting things I only wish I had the time to read. We talked politics and culture and everything one might question when in China. It was much more enlightening and dark than what I was used to in Wenzhou. This was the real China, beyond the upper class and the stereotypical foreigner status in which all of us teach English. Later that evening, I talked with the mom about Yogis and her desire to spread the practice of yoga throughout China.
The book starts by introducing the cultural backgrounds and major historical events of China, such as defining China and Chinese, which helps the readers to establish basic understanding about China. It is important for the readers to know the background, as the emergence and development of cultures are interrelated to the physical environment and history. In the main body of the book, the author focuses on 3 major areas of popular culture in China, including mass media, consumption and arts, covering 10 different topics like television, the Internet, traditional Chinese operas and popular music, sports and movies. The formation and transition of various cultural objects after reform and opening up are presented descriptively. Moreover, the
My mother always wanted me to learn about my Asian culture. She wanted me to sign up for Chinese school and learn Chinese. In addition she also wanted me to go to camps where other adopted children went. As well as she also wanted me to celebrate my culture. When Chinese New Year would come up in January my mom
Personal Statement I would like to confirm that it is my motivating of Chinese culture that ignited my passion for cultural and creative industry. As a Tourism Management major student, I was able to explore the Chinese diversified cultures and landscapes, which offered me an insightful understanding of the Chinese cultural development. Under the guidance of commercialization, some cultural heritages have developed into huge tourism souvenir markets full of counterfeit and shoddy products. The over-commercialization reveals the fact that the Chinese culture is facing a severe situation. The country calls for a better cultural development strategy, which cultural and creative industry can offer.
And because of this travelling has become a part of my life. The experience of having to travel, is like venturing out to some place but allowing me to bring back the experience to share. Just like what I had shared about what I had experienced and learned when I went to Puerto Galera (https://geodorant.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/s-quad-sea-sun-sand-and-shaira-squadgoals/). With that experience, I was able to see how different Iraya-Mangyans’ way of living was from a city girl like myself; living in an environment where I could have access of almost everything a person needs in order to survive. From how they survive every discrimination the society has given them down to how they (society) learned to treasure them, these questions have been on my mind ever since then.
This reminds me of my experience of learning English from a Chinese teacher in a local school and the difference I felt from being in a western style classroom. I remember the first time, when my teacher started introducing herself in English, she obviously had a Chinese accent to her English, which led to me thinking of her being an inexperienced teacher. However, when I heard our English teacher speak, I notice a huge difference between both of the teacher’s English-speaking skills. My English teacher was speaking more clearer and quicker than the Chinese teacher, making it sound more conviving. But because the way they use their words was so different from the "Chinese version" of the English I have listened to all these years, it took me a longer time to understand what my English teacher says.
Coming from a low income family, living in a small town in India, I learned early on about struggling and surviving those struggles. I watched my parents working day and night to provide for electricity, pay for our monthly school fees so my sister and I can have a better education, and for the future they wished upon for their children. To further enhance this vision, my father decided for the family and I to immigrate to the US. Everything was different in the sense that I changed schools, learned a new language, had to make new friends, and learned the different culture. I had to adapt to a whole new world, which was a little difficult at 6 years old However, when I look back now, I just couldn’t believe how far my family and I had come which I have my father to thank for.
In fact, the Chinese population continues to grow steadily and this could change the social and cultural trends. Another important point is the education; in fact China emphasize on the literacy rate that in China was over 90% (huebler.blogspot.ch, 2008). China is known to be a country where the population prefers to receive implicit messages and not to make any idea. For those wishing to open a business in China, the key to success is the relationship with the private relationships with various stakeholders. Another problem in China is corruption.
Speech Topic: Living in Beijing Rhetorical Purpose: To inform my audience about living in one of the fastest developing cities in the world, especially working conditions and opportunities there. Meanwhile, the different between New York City and Beijing. Audience Analysis: (Refer to chapter on Audience Analysis)(RU Core Goal: a) Summarize Audience demographics, prior exposure/knowledge, common ground/interest, disposition/attitude, and situational characteristics. Recognizing that China is becoming a major economic force in the world, and anyone going into any kind of business should be more educated about China. Since most of the audiences are college students who will start their businesses after graduation, China is a good place
I always express ideas only from the perspective of a Chinese, instead of a global outlook, and that has narrowed my thoughts to a great extent. For example, when discussing group project with my teammates from other countries, I found we had quite different opinions over the topic, as I would focus more on the welfare and benefits of developing countries in Asia through the integration process, while they may consider the benefits as a