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Unformatted text preview: Most social values are derived from Confucianism and Taoism . The subject of which school was the most influential is always debated as many concepts such as Neo-Confucianism , Buddhism and many others have come about. Reincarnation and other rebirth concept is a reminder of the connection between real- life and the after-life. In Chinese business culture, the concept of guanxi , indicating the primacy of relations over rules, has been well documented. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_China Guanxi describes the basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence, and is a central idea in Chinese society. In Western media, the pinyin romanization of this Chinese word is becoming more widely used instead of the two common translations"connections" and "relationships"as neither of those terms sufficiently reflects the wide cultural implications that guanxi describes. At its most basic, guanxi describes a personal connection between two people in which one is able to prevail upon another...
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