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A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history of this ancient nation.

The Chinese Mind pinpoints areas of China's traditional values and behaviors that play a significant role in the business and social relationships of the Chinese. It also identifies key areas of Chinese culture that have changed as a result of the adoption of a market-based economy and other elements of Western culture. It includes discussion topics and questions, along with an extensive selection of Chinese "code words" that explain the essence and role of key elements of the traditional culture that have survived into modern times. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.

The Chinese Mind is an excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history, and culture that is perfect for the classroom, tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China. Some of the vital concepts explored here include:

  • Yin and Yang, the search for balance in all things
  • Mianji, the importance of face
  • Hong, looking at things holistically
  • De, the power of virtue
  • Guo cui, the national essence of the Chinese
  • Zhong fu, the pursuit of insight
  • Bi, unity the Chinese way

Book News Annotation:

De Mente, author and authority on Asia, notes that while Chinese culture has been migrating toward Western culture, specifically American popular culture, there are significant areas in which traditional values continue to shape business and social relationships of the Chinese. The author identifies specific elements of Chinese culture that have changed during the migration to a market-based economy and other aspects of Western culture, and also those elements that are singularly Chinese and continue to define the country's national character. The book will interest students, travelers, and representatives of companies conducting business in China. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Chinese culture

Synopsis:

A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history of this ancient nation.

This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China, and for inspiring discussion among readers. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.

Synopsis:

A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history of this ancient nation.

This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China, and for inspiring discussion among readers. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.

About the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente is an acknowledged authority on Asia and the author of more than 30 books, including Etiquette Guide to China, Instant Chinese and Survival Chinese.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804840118
Author:
De Mente, Boye Lafayette
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Mente, Boye Lafayette De
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Chinese language
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
SOC043000
Subject:
China Civilization.
Subject:
Chinese language -- Terms and phrases.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
chinese culture; chinese history; history of china; chinese traditions; chinese etiquette
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization
Sports and Outdoors » Martial Arts » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Martial Arts » General

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Offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Chinese culture
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history of this ancient nation.

This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China, and for inspiring discussion among readers. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.

"Synopsis" by , A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China—and their roots in the history of this ancient nation.

This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China, and for inspiring discussion among readers. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the seemingly opaque Chinese mind.

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