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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

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

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


It wasn’t because of this:


Or this:


Or even this…


Study of Asian Cultures

Garden at East-West Center


Map of China and Southeast Asia


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?


Why….

  • To be Smarter.


The United States

  • How old is the US Government?

  • Declaration of Independence 1776

  • Constitution 1788

  • 225 years old


China

  • 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.


China

  • Has 1.331 Billion people.

  • The United states has?

  • 307 Million


China’s Growth

  • 1980 2010

  • United StatesUnited States

  • JapanChina

  • GermanyJapan

  • FranceGermany

  • UKFrance


Prediction

  • 2018-25 (Dr. Chris McNully)

  • China

  • United States

  • Japan

  • India

  • Brazil


Shanghai 1990


Shanghai China 2010


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

    communicate more effectively.


Three Chinese Philosophical Perspectives

  • Confusion Philosophy

  • Daoism Philosophy

  • Buddhist Philosophy


Time Line

  • Time line


Confucianism


Daoism


Buddhism


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


President Hu Jin Tao胡锦涛2003Joined the CPC 1964


We think we have it right.

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

  • Questions to ponder…..


What about Korea?

  • Honor’s Forum topic for Fall 2012


Sabbatical 2013

  • Xi’an China - Here I come!


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