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The Concept of Face in Chinese Culture and the Difference Between Mianzi and Lian

Lu Xun, one of China’s most influential writers of the 20th century, once described “face” as the “guiding principle of the Chinese mind” (中國精神的綱領). “Face” (面子), he remarked, is “a word we hear often and understand intuitively, so we don’t think too much about it.” But Westerners seemed to struggle to grasp it. 3,986 more words

China

"The House of Lim" and the Myth of the Harmonious Chinese Family

In 1959 the renowned American anthropologist and sinologist Arthur P. Wolf went on a study trip to Taiwan with his wife Margery. They spent two years in the house of the Lims, a “joint” family who lived in a small village in the countryside. 935 more words

China

8 things you should know before marrying into a Chinese family

  1. Everything’s a family affair …

It is widely known that marrying a Chinese guy means you marry into the family. Things you thought were private matters might suddenly be discussed in loud voices at the family table. 726 more words

Intercultural

One big family

Reza Mazumder outlines how changing dynamics and ideas about individualism, collectivism and family in Chinese society are depicted in two sets of artwork on exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia. 774 more words

Northeast Asia

The Home in Family Dinners: Day 15 // 365 Days of Gratitude

Today I am grateful for family dinners when (almost) all the seats at the table are filled. Usually, it’s just my mom, my brother, and me. 602 more words

Mount Tai and Qufu

October 1st marks the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.  China celebrates by giving a seven-day national holiday from October 1-7, known colloquially as “Golden Week,” when an… 827 more words

China

Family Business

Ricoh GR, ISO 100, 1/80 sec, f/7.1, EV -0.3. Post processing in Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro 2. 8 more words

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