As Dalton and I settled in to our plane seats in Seattle, preparing for a 16-hour flight, the sounds of Mandarin floated over to us. We looked up and noticed, quite suddenly, that out of every single person on the plane, 524 more words
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You have cancer, in others words you’re dead!
That’s the thought behind this deadly disease, the meaning behind those dreaded words. Why? Why because our society lives everyday trying to catch up to the western world, but can hardly ignore the ingrained traditional perceptions of ‘saving face’, of what is considered taboo and what is not. 362 more words
By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun
When I started managing Chinese National employees while living in the industrial city of Shenzhen, China, the biggest challenge to my cross-cultural relationships was not language, as I expected it to be. 934 more words