Archive from November, 2006
Merry_Christmas
By     |    Nov 23, 2006   
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Merry Christmas from the Journal of Intercultural Learning

On this occasion of Thanksgiving Day, I would like to thank everybody for your kind support. In a month’s time, it will be a new Christmas. I wish all of you A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy and Prosperous New Year. The theme of the blog has been updated specially for the up-coming Christmas and the New Year, and I hope you like it and enjoy reading here. Please feel [...]

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birds_nest
By     |    Nov 8, 2006   
Posted in: China and the World, Intercultural Issues     |    2 Comments

Chinese Cultural Etiquettes for U.S. Olympic Team Leaders

Reported by USAToday on November 8, 2006 in an article by Vicki Michaelis entitled When in China: Winning more than medals, nearly 60 USOC officials and Olympic and Paralympic team leaders - the people responsible for directly managing the athletes and their needs at the Games took part in a training in Beijing last week learning "everything from Chinese dining etiquette to how to build business relationships to how to find the train station. "

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Beijing Opera
By     |    Nov 7, 2006   
Posted in: China and the World, 中文文章     |    1 Comment

我们是谁?

“中国人应当是什么样子的?”“中国应当是什么样子?”过去一百年,这两个问题一直困扰着中国人,从而构成了一种集体身份焦虑。它表现在两个方面:一方面,面对强势的西方文化,人们想问,中国人的文化标识究竟有哪些?或者是否需要独特的文化标识;另一方面,一个什么样的国家才能让我们可以产生归属感?并且在国际体系中为“中华民族”找到一个恰当的位置。尤其是最近十几年来,随着社会结构趋向多元化,个人选择范围扩大、国家经济实力逐渐增强,促使国家重新定位,身份焦虑在人们的心灵中再度趋向尖锐。而思想界能否对其进行理性思考与辩论,民众能否就此达成底线共识,对于我们究竟能否从心理上、从制度上走出这种焦虑,具有十分重要的意义。

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