CHINA. Beliefs/Religions. The three most popular religions are Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Buddhism-people believe in gods, destiny, fate, luck and afterlife. Taoism-a balanced relationship between human beings and nature Confucianism-more of a phyliospy belieft than religion.
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Chinese vs. American
■ Done less in Chinese culture than
Crossing your fingers
American - luck if shown
if hidden, negation of the
Chinese - numerical value of ten.
Point with only the forefinger
Chinese – rude, when pointing, use of the entire hand is custom.
- Staring is uncommon in the Chinese culture, especially in
Chinese young people
Western young people
Think for themselves and make their own decisions
---Much of your ‘common/ordinary’ western conversation will be considered improper if spoken in front of women, children or old people.
---Say thank you except on formal occasions, and people will look at you strangely.