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By L. Fu, P.S. Lao, Jean Bryson Strohl, Lorand B. Szalay

ISBN-10: 0306449803

ISBN-13: 9780306449802

Based on a comparative research of chinese language and American students,this targeted learn deals insights into the modern perspectives and values constructed in 3 diverse socio-political settings-the post-modern, commercial atmosphere of the U.S.; the socialistic surroundings of the People's Republic of China; and the constructing loose marketplace of Taiwan. Empirical information exhibit formerly uncharted dimensions of cultural similarities, alterations, and the consequences of alternative financial and social structures on people's perceptions in their global and significant modern problems.

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There is similarly large disparity regarding respect, obedience, and duty. Love and affection are also more emphasized on the Mainland. On the other hand, the negatives of misbehavior is a more serious Taiwanese concern. Preparation for job prospects in the future is stressed more on the Mainland. According to Taiwanese experts this may be a consequence that Mainland China is becoming more and more capitalistic: they are seeking for wealth and their promising children are where a11 the rosy future lies.

But generally tbe Taiwanese ebildren never eontradiet their parents (fathers) in publie. Tbe generation gap in Taiwan is more obvious; Taiwanese youth are more Westernized. This Cbinese group, seems to emphasize tbe father's responsibility to bave a job and make money. His intelligence and education are also important. 24 PRC and Taiwanese Contrasts: Moral Qualities versus Material Provider. The most striking difference between the two groups is that negativity is much stronger on Taiwan than on the Mainland.

Relatives are described as dear and warm-hearted. The PRC Chinese stress the importance of mutual assistance and help among relatives as well as the need for good, harmonious relations. Unlike the Taiwanese they give almost no negative responses. Generally, the conflicting interests are few, but opportunities of cooperation are more. 3 Taiwanese View: Mixed Feelings, Including Alienation, Disgust. The Taiwanese barely mention parents, children, or siblings -- as relatives). Of the groups compared they show the most estranged critical attitudes toward their relatives who include mostly nieces, nephews, cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

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