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China - Culture Training

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Kelly Trussell

on 2 September 2013

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Transcript of China - Culture Training

Belief Systems
Cultural Dimensions
Education System
Culture Iceburg
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
Behaviors & Practices
Core Values
Easy to observe
Not so easy to observe
Power Distance



Uncertainty Avoidance

Long Term Orientation
Cultural Dimensions
The extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organizations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally
Power Distance
The degree of interdependence a society maintains among its members
Individualism v. Collectivism
What motivates people more - wanting to be the best (masculine) or liking what you do (feminine)?
Masculinity v. Femininity
The extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations and have created beliefs and institutions that try to avoid these
Uncertainty Avoidance
The extent to which a society shows a pragmatic future-orientated perspective rather than a conventional historical short-term point of view
Long Term Orientation
China: 80
China: 20
China: 66
China: 30
China: 118
Moderation, harmony and social structure
Doing good acts
Becoming a good person
140 B.C.E.
6th century B.C.E.
Achieving harmony with nature; the pursuit of spiritual immortality through being "virtuous" and through self-development
- Revival of interest

- Politics

- Education

- Medicine

- Qi

- Yin and yang

- Culture
Travis Smiley video: China - Education
Thoughts? Reactions?

What did you think about the students' opinion on memorizing facts?

Do we place too much emphasis on critical thinking?

Do we place enough pressure on our students?
- "Liberty and justice for all"
- Focus on equal rights
- Hierarchy as a form of convenience
Power Distance
- Loosely-knit society
- Geographical mobility
- Taught to be self-reliant and display initiative
Individualism v. Collectivism
- "Strive to be the best that you can be"
- "Winner takes all"
Masculinity v. Femininity
- Acceptance for new ideas, innovative products, and willingness to try something new
- Do not require a lot of rules
Uncertainty Avoidance
- Measure performance on a short-term basis (quarterly)
- Quick results
- "Absolute truths"
Long Term Orientation
China: 80
China: 20
China: 66
China: 30
China: 118
U.S.: 40
U.S.: 91
U.S.: 46
U.S.: 62
U.S.: 29
A quick look at culture
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