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Chinese Philosophies. Dr. Teresa A. Helmick Johnson County Community College Intercultural Communication. My Department. Four classes: Public Speaking Interpersonal Communication Personal Communication Intercultural Communication. Interest in East-West Center.

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Chinese philosophies

Chinese Philosophies

Dr. Teresa A. Helmick

Johnson County Community College

Intercultural Communication

My department

My Department

  • Four classes:

    Public Speaking

    Interpersonal Communication

    Personal Communication

    Intercultural Communication

Interest in east west center

Interest in East-West Center

  • January 2011– Speaker, Dr. Roger Ames from the University of Hawai’i

It wasn t because of this

It wasn’t because of this:

Or this

Or this:

Or even this

Or even this…

Study of asian cultures

Study of Asian Cultures

Garden at East-West Center

Map of china and southeast asia

Map of China and Southeast Asia

Why do we need to know about china why do we need to care

Why do we need to know about China? Why do we need to care?

  • How many of you have been to China?

  • How many of you have been to any other foreign country?

  • Did you see the USA differently when you came back?

Chinese philosophies


  • To be Smarter.

The united states

The United States

  • How old is the US Government?

  • Declaration of Independence 1776

  • Constitution 1788

  • 225 years old



  • How old is the Chinese Government?

  • According to the US Department of State Web site

    China is the oldest continuous major world civilization with records

    dating back 3,500 years.



  • Has 1.331 Billion people.

  • The United states has?

  • 307 Million

China s growth

China’s Growth

  • 1980 2010

  • United StatesUnited States

  • JapanChina

  • GermanyJapan

  • FranceGermany

  • UKFrance



  • 2018-25 (Dr. Chris McNully)

  • China

  • United States

  • Japan

  • India

  • Brazil

Shanghai 1990

Shanghai 1990

Shanghai china 2010

Shanghai China 2010

Chinese philosophies

  • We have to care. We have to know about the Chinese culture in order to

    communicate more effectively.

Three chinese philosophical perspectives

Three Chinese Philosophical Perspectives

  • Confusion Philosophy

  • Daoism Philosophy

  • Buddhist Philosophy

Time line

Time Line

  • Time line







Our view

Our View

  • We come to our worldview based on our own assumptions, values, rituals, religion, perspectives.

1949 mao zedong declaring the people s republic of china

1949 Mao Zedong declaring The People’s Republic of China

President hu jin tao 2003 joined the cpc 1964

President Hu Jin Tao胡锦涛2003Joined the CPC 1964

We think we have it right

We think we have it right.

  • What other models do we have that we can compare?

  • Questions to ponder…..

What about korea

What about Korea?

  • Honor’s Forum topic for Fall 2012

Sabbatical 2013

Sabbatical 2013

  • Xi’an China - Here I come!

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