cross-cultural communication

October 26, 201222 Comments

What consequences must a laowai (foreigner) accept if he marries a Chinese woman?

The following is translation of a blog post written by a Chinese stand-up comedian living in the United States. He claims he interviewed “a dozen laowai married to Chinese wives” before he summed it up in this article, which lists “no privacy”, “a palate for everything”, “driving kids to death” among others as the consequences of an interracial marriage between a Chinese woman and a foreigner. The post, published yesterday, immediately gained popularity on Chinese social media and Internet forums.

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April 26, 20124 Comments

Life journey of Chinese, Americans, Europeans, Africans, Middle Easterners, Indians, and North Koreans

From Renren Life journey of a Chinese o to 10 years old: Be forced to learn to master various skills for the sake of gaining face and certificates 10 to 20 years old: Wars against mountains of books Age 20 to 30: Send millions of resumes to get a job 30-40 years old: Become a [...]

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March 19, 2011One Comment

Video: Chinese in French eyes: ethnic stereotypes and impressions

This is an interesting animated video that shows how a French who seems to have never been to China view the country. While some of the impressions are clichéd and ethnic stereotypes, others are hard-hitting and inconvenient truth.

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February 21, 2011One Comment

Video: Dancing Matt (Michael Harding) comes to China; netizens’ comments

Matthew “Matt” Harding (born September 27, 1976), is an American video game designer and Internet celebrity known as Dancing Matt for his viral videos that show him dancing in front of landmarks and street scenes in various international locations. Harding has since received widespread coverage of his travel exploits in major print and broadcast media [...]

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February 14, 2011No Comments

Video: Chinese in Foreigners’ Eyes

The video is made by a Chinese expat in London. It includes many interesting but not necessarily flattering or positive comments on China from people around the globe.

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