And maybe more importantly, I hope this information will help you keep your cool when you’re tempted to go ballistic on the guy who just cut in front of you in line.First off, I should explain that the Chinese — consciously or not — use a double standard when applying etiquette rules: They see the world in terms of their circle of personal and business relationships…everyone else. Hyde” contradiction that many foreigners have of the Chinese: One minute their exceedingly gracious Chinese host insists on walking them to the bus station….the next minute, a pushy stranger has elbowed them out of the way (without even offering a non-verbal “sorry”). It’s hard to understand the cultural roots of this behavior but part of it has to do with the Confucian worldview, which is deeply embedded in societal relations.They almost all expect foreigners to be clueless to their customs so any possible offenses will be overlooked.Having said that, I hope this information will help you be a good guest in China.In October, 1999, it was as if I’d finally met my long lost locker pinup guy in the flesh.A sullen, James Dean type in a black leather jacket with a perfect ass.
Outside the theater, we transfer these perceptions of Asian men to Asian countries.
Rural conditions were bad, income was low, and food was often scarce.
Health care was poor or nonexistent for most peasants, and mortality rates were high.
Civil unrest, warfare, and foreign invasions added to the difficulties.
After the Communist revolution in 1949 rural conditions stabilized.