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Cultural Differences: Cross-Cultural Friendships In Conservative China

The Phenomenon Of Chinese Secularism In Cross-Cultural Friendships Chinese people who travel overseas and cross paths with me in Australia, in our conversations, they always…

Cultural Differences: The Red Line Personality

The Red Line is a new series of conversations between myself and Chinese people. The Red Line Personality Tonight on the walk home from Chebei…

Cultural Differences: Chinese Tunnel Vision versus Western Enterprise Study Practices

Chinese and Western Study Methods The Sophomore Experience The back story goes; I met 12 Chinese girls all in their sophomore year over an impromptu…

Cultural Differences: How China And The West Appropriate Foreign Fashion

Common Chinese Misconceptions Of A Foreigner’s National Fashion In China, Guangzhou, in a fancy Western jazz bar, where the patrons seemed to be wealthy, local…

Cultural Differences: Eastern And Western Attitudes To Health Care

Being Sick With Influenza In China In China, Guangzhou, I became ill for five weeks with influenza. The cold Guangzhou winter, combined with pollution, and…

Cultural Differences: Leveling Up To The Pajamas Level Of Convenience In China (秋裤水平)

The Chinese Habit Of Proximity To Convenience I think in this past week I have developed very Chinese habits. Everything that I do is within…

Cultural Differences: Where Are The Blue Skies

The West Stole The Blue Skies Sometimes when I walk through China on polluted days like this, I remember in Australia how crystal clear and…

Cultural Differences: Asking For Directions In China

The Polish Interloper in Guangzhou In my travels in China, I encountered a Polish interloper who had traveled around the world.  I encountered him dwelling…

Cultural Differences: Crocodile Dundee in China

The Revelation Of The Laowai (老外) Stereotype I have had a bit of a revelation in my mind. Before, in previous travels overseas to China, I…

Cultural Differences: Western Directness (直接) verses Chinese Ambiguity (暧昧)

Western Directness (直接) verses Chinese Ambiguity (暧昧) in Communication From a viewpoint as a Westerner who has traveled between both China and Australia over the…

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