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CHINA: Collectivist Culture
Group oriented, requires loyalty and obligation to group.
-"Family comes first"
- Geert Hofstede analyze Chinese culture and found it to be 80% Collective. (Hofstede)
Yao: from Wenzhou, China (SE)
Yaya and Tianle: from Handan, China (located NE)
- Only children, result of China's One-Child Policy.
High Context communicators
large emphasis on nonverbal cues
Harmony & group belonging
strong interpersonal bonds
show feelings with actions, such as; gifts and food.
China: One-Child Policy
Established in 1979 to limit China's population growth.
Policy limited couples to only one child. (Rosenberg)
Individuals take pride in and define their sense of self- and of who they are in terms of family or similar group. (Lustig 118)
Culture and life of urban women.
Friends from Urban Chinese cities
Yao, Yangyang(yaya) and Tianle
"Actions Speak Louder than Words"
Effects of One-Child Policy
In Urban areas girls are beginning to be seen as good as boys.
City girls are now given all the benefits once preserved to boys; such as higher education, foreign language and in the arts. ("China's Future with Fewer Females.")
" [one-child policy] has had a liberating impact on the lives of Chinese women who are better educated." (Ren)
Gender Equality ranking of 38 compared to US 37 (O'Sullivan)
Facework: Saving Face
"Mutual preservation of face is extremely important, because it is vital that people be approved and admired by others (Lustig 239)
1. Identify their Cultural Communication style.
High or Low Context
2. Learn more about Culture.
3. Ask questions, don't make assumptions.
4. begin to recognize non-verbal cues.
5. Don't take anything personal
6. Get familiar with Google Translate!!
"China's Future with Fewer Females." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.
Lustig, Myron W., and Jolene Koester. Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2013. Print.
Hofstede, Geert. "THE HOFSTEDE CENTRE." China. Hofstede Centre, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.
O'Sullivan, Kira. "The Role of Women in China - Fair Observer." Fair Observer. N.p., 10 Aug. 2012. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
Ren, Yuan. "How China's One-child Policy Overhauled the Status and Prospects of Girls like Me." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 29 July 0023. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.
Rosengerg, Matt. "Why Does China Have a One Child Policy?" About. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.