Essay on How China 's Special Foods

704 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 3 Pages
Not one country has the same customs and cultures as another. The world is very diverse in the sense that there are so many different people that come from all over. During the interview process, I learned many things about China’s special foods, the role of women in society, family life and their educational system.
The first thing that Li and I talked about is foods, because each culture has special food. Talking about the special foods in China, Li mentioned that, “they do not celebrate Thanksgiving in China”. Now that didn’t really surprise me that don’t celebrate Thanksgiving because that is an American holiday. However, what did surprise me is that they celebrate a holiday called Moon Festival, which is their version of Thanksgiving. During Moon Festival, they all gather together, give their thanks and pray. While Moon Festival is happening, they eat a special cake called moon cake. In Chinese culture, a round shaped moon cake symbolizes completeness and reunion. Thus, the sharing and eating of round mooncakes among family members during the week of the festival signify the completeness and unity of families.
The next topic we talked about is the role that women play in Chinese society. One thing Li shared is that, “there is no feminist movement or talk of feminism because women get the same pay as men”. She even mentioned that, “women get better jobs than most men do”, working as nurses, teachers and in offices. There are no wage gaps in China, which is a lot…

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