Abstract - this paper explores the differences in the overall value structures in the chinese and american cultures the study shows that the underlying value dimensions in the chinese culture are different from those in the american culture. Chinese americans, which includes american-born chinese, are americans who have full or partial chinese ancestry chinese americans constitute one group of overseas chinese and also a subgroup of east asian americans, which is a further subgroup of asian americansmany chinese americans are immigrants along with their descendants from mainland china, hong kong, macau, taiwan, as well as from. The chinese-american elite were appalled by the watershed of support for donald trump among new chinese arrivals the failure to foresee and understand this support arises from their weak. The 5 chinese cultures and traditions that have been adapted in the us by peter wang august 21, 2013 the united states is a place where people of many different backgrounds come together.
Chinese culture vs western and american culture there are many different aspects on ancient chinese culture that differ from western and american culture many things such as education, marriage, and community type can be different from what we have in our western civilization. In some ways, american cultural influence reaches into china deeper than ever despite censorship, restrictions on cultural imports and heavy internet barriers, american television, films, music. If, like china, america also traces its cultural origins to antiquity and ancient civilization, why then are so many of my chinese friends so quick to disqualify american culture as undeveloped or.
Chinese culture is historically considered the dominant culture in east asia, as it was the civilization that held the most dominant influence in the region that laid out the cultural groundwork for east asian civilization. Historically speaking, many societies in eastern and southeastern asia have been part of the chinese cultural sphere due to trade, migration, and occupation thus it is safe to say that the healing traditions of most asian cultures are intertwined to some extent, much as their religious philosophies are. Identifying cultural differences and similarities: china vs the us ultimately, chinese and american people will find they have more similarities than cultural differences people are motivated by the same things: comfort, money, providing for the family, job satisfaction and security. The history of chinese culture can be traced back more than 5,000 years although different periods were based on a number of different cultures, including han, mongol and manchurian cultures, rapid introduction of american cultural influence began in the late 20th century and continue to present times.
Different countries have different societal structures, business norms and ways of forming relationships analyzing cultural norms is not a means to determine a 'model' way of life, but it is a way of understanding how countries and individuals interact on a local, national and international scale. Chinese culture, tradition and customs present day chinese culture is an amalgamation of old world traditions and a westernized lifestyle the two co-exist like the traditional yin yang formula of balance. Editor's note: living in a culture that is different from your own can be both an exciting and challenging experience you have to learn different cultural practices and try to adapt to them.
The first is understanding the chinese language, often regarded as one of the world's most difficult to master but the second is possibly even more vexing: cultural differences. Chinese culture reflects the customs and traditions of one of the largest countries in the world, with 134 billion people. The article is somewhat limiting as it only describes the differences between american and chinese business culture, and does not go into depth as to the general differences in the every day life of an american versus the daily life of a chinese person.
This article is an edited chapter on the major historical events and contemporary characteristics of the chinese american community, excerpted from the new face of asian pacific america: numbers, diversity, and change in the 21st century, edited by eric lai and dennis arguelles in conjunction with asianweek magazine and published by the ucla asian american studies center. A china specialist, he is a frequent writer on us and chinese military culture, including: the way each military trains, basic unit leadership, fundamental pla knowledge, and pla history.
Parents tried to instill chinese language and culture in their children, send them to chinese schools in the community or in china, motivate them to excel in american education, and above all, arrange marriages. Understanding chinese business etiquette, how it differs from american business culture and how chinese build relationships, communicate, and interact with business associates is critical to closing the deal in china. Chinese culture the us it is the third largest country by size in the world it is a vast and diverse nation, with many regions and subcultures that account for a wide spectrum of cultural norms american culture culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people which defined by language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music.