New PDF release: American and Chinese Perceptions and Belief Systems: A

By L. Fu, P.S. Lao, Jean Bryson Strohl, Lorand B. Szalay

ISBN-10: 0306449803

ISBN-13: 9780306449802

ISBN-10: 1475791488

ISBN-13: 9781475791488

Based on a comparative research of chinese language and American students,this specific research deals insights into the modern perspectives and values built in 3 diversified socio-political settings-the post-modern, business atmosphere of the USA; the socialistic surroundings of the People's Republic of China; and the constructing loose industry of Taiwan. Empirical info demonstrate formerly uncharted dimensions of cultural similarities, changes, and the results of alternative monetary and social structures on people's perceptions in their international and significant modern problems.

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For Americans mother plays a more central parental role than father, but each is valued for his or her contribution to the family. There is particularly strong emphasis on love as weIl as friendship; parents are characterized as loving, caring, giving, and helping. They are also seen as protectors and guardians. There are indications in the Chinese responses that the love is expressed more by the parents to the children rather than from the children to the parents. The Chinese groups are much more likely to describe their parents as kind and amiable.

V. v. show obligation vacation,s eonversation entertainment food fun eating family plan affair planning work meeting living tagether living holidays Thanksgiving chatting and laughing station wagon housework Christmas videotape machine eating together outing book 99 24 39 23 9 95 38 5 97 18 40 12 2 3 8 8 4 2 130 21 19 18 18 9 2 7 3 12 17 2 2 19 10 2 10 7 10 5 3 3 5 10 SUMMARY Percentage of Total Score Main Components 3 5 PARENTS,CHILDREN,SIBLINGS RELATIVES, AUNTS, UNCLES SIZE: BIG, SMALL WARMTH, LOVE HAPPY,HARMONIOUS,JOYFUL NECESSARY,FINE,SWEET UNIT,TOGETHERNESS SOCIETY,FRIENDS,PEOPLE HOUSE,LlVING SITUATION FAMILY LlFE MARRIAGE,SPOUSE QUARREL,BROKEN,DIVORCE MISCELLANEOUS Total Scores US PRC TW 37 8 3 8 7 1 12 5 6 31 3 1 6 23 21 2 2 16 22 2 5 3 1 2 11 1804 1753 7 1425 d1: Jt MOTHER MAIN COMPONENTS AND RESPONSES CHILDREN, FAMILY MEMBERS child,ren brother,s {youngerjelder daughter family sister,s (younger/elder) san my, mather chlldhood -.

On the other hand, individualism and youth emerge far more strongly among Americans, which has to do with American. Taiwanese View: Industrious, Self-critical. The Taiwanese, much more than the other Chinese groups or the Americans, describe themselves in terms of positive and negative personality characteristics. They apparently weigh themselves on a scale of self confidence and importance: either as very self confident, good and strong or as feeling inferior. They blame themselves mainly for lacking self-confidence, being contradictory, and lonely.

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