Category: Chinese Culture

  • Us And Them, We : How Do We Get To We?

    Recently while training a group of young Asian Australians on cross-cultural communication skills, I was jolted out of my brain when one of them asked this question: “How is it that when I (“I” is a Vietnamese Australian in his 20s) talk to my students’ parents (Asian Australians), I feel uncomfortable, kinda of awkward?” My […]

  • Many Shades of Yellow: The Chinese Challenge

    We, the Chinese people, can have many shades of yellow, in other word. We speak over a hundred dialects but have only one language. Chinese people all over the world have only a hundred surnames yet these can sound different from dialect to dialect.

  • Dispelling A Myth About Chinese And Money

    One of the stereotypes of us Chinese is that we are good at making money. We like money. We know how to make money. Money and Chinese go together like love and marriage, like a horse and carriage …. ah…… but this is the stereotype. Stereotypes are constructed with a little bit of truth but […]