What do you know about Chinese culture?

October 15, 2009 2:19am CST
So what should foreigners know about Chinese culture? We teach foreigners Chinese and Chinese culture, so we welcome anyone to answer here. For example, foreigers should know that in China, family is number one. Family relationships and demands seem to be the greatest priority in Chinese people's lives, even to the extent they sacrifice their own ambitions and dreams.
4 responses
• Canada
6 Jul 10
I don't really know anything about Chinese culture. My Son lived in Taiwan for 6 years, and he seems to think that the Chinese are trying too much to be like Americans. He had a Chinese girlfriend who used an American name just to make it easier for Americans. I think that's a real shame. Why give up your identity because someone can't be bothered to learn how to pronounce your name? xoxo Cyne
@chriswolf (360)
• China
22 Nov 09
yes you are just right about the chinese culture. and i have one thing to add. it is just like how i learn english. it is to think in chinese. I suppoes we chinese people have different thinking style. we might see things from a very different angle. if you could understand correctly when people say something, that will be great to understand the culture. hah~
@Chiniona (327)
• China
17 Oct 09
Ha ha!Maybe you have done something wrong!I think you should write something about Chinese culture and custom!If your work is so good, I think there will be many foreigners want to study from you! As it's known to all,Chinese culture is attractive, extensive and profound!Good luck!
@calai618 (1779)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
There are a lot of Chinese people in our country and I think that they are really different from those living in there. Though they look Chinese and they speak the language, I feel that they are already different from those who lived in there based on the Chinese shows or movies I watch. I love watching Chinese series and movies. i know a lot of great ones. I also love listening to Mandarin and Cantonese songs. These are what helped me in learning the language. I know that family is really important in China and I think it is really great.