Learning Difficulties from Chinese and American Culture Essay

1174 Words Jul 14th, 2012 5 Pages
Learning difficulties from Chinese and American culture

Question 1

Different culture of East and West can cause problems in each other. American culture trends to individualism. They need for more privacy and personal space. They do not independent of other people. On the contrary, Chinese culture trends to collectivism. They need to more close physical contact and close personal relationship or friendship. They concern about other people live for building up a close relationship. Therefore, close proximity is often noticed in Chinese rather than individual privacy.

Besides, family behavior and interpersonal relationships also differ between American and Chinese. Chinese people focus on the nuclear family system. When their
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They highly respect to elder people. However, it ensures that a stable family and harmonious relationships are good between younger and elder and can avoid people trend to more selfish and self-centered. Hope they can respect the elder a lot.
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Question 3

Essay plan

“In what ways can Chinese culture be described as collectivist and American culture as individualist? Can the two cultures learn from each other or are they too deeply opposed to benefit from increased mutual understanding?”

Summary introduction paragraph
In this essay I would like to discuss the following main ideas about Chinese collectivism and American individualism. First, I want to talk about Chinese collectivism and American individualism of an essay (para.2). Second, I would like to write the two cultures can learn from each other and can increase mutual understanding from deeply opposed. (para.3). Finally, I intend to make a conclusion.

Discussion paragraph 2
First, I want to talk about Chinese collectivism and American individualism of an essay. • Described American culture as individualist such as privacy, freedom. • Described Chinese cuture as collectivist such as the nuclear family system, closer relationship. • Summarizing the content of the essay.

Discussion paragraph 3
Second, I would like to write the two cultures can learn from each other and can increase mutual understanding from deeply opposed. • The two cultures

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