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Unit_1_vocabulary - Guanxi It is the practice of relationships or connections which describes the basic dynamic in Chinese inter-personal networks

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Unit 1 Key Terms Confucian thought encapsulated in 5 terms: jen [human-heartedness]; chuntzu [superior man]; li [propriety]; yi [righteousness]; zhi [knowledge] Taoism A principal philosophy and system of religion of China based on the teachings of Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C.E., and on subsequent revelations. It advocates preserving and restoring the Tao in the body and the cosmos. Yin-yang In Chinese philosophy, the two fundamental principles, one negative, dark, passive, cold, wet, and feminine (yin) and the other (yang) positive, bright, active, dry, hot and masculine. The interactions and balance of these forces in people and nature influence their behavior and fate. Wu-wei Creative quietude; simultaneous action and inaction.
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Unformatted text preview: Guanxi It is the practice of relationships or connections which describes the basic dynamic in Chinese inter-personal networks of relations. Expatriate A person who is temporarily or permanently living in a country or culture other than that of the person’s upbringing or residence. Confucian dynamic It is deferred gratification of individual needs for the long-term success of the group. Chinese concept: roundness The continuity and structural completeness of the Chinese family Chinese concept: harmony: Need to cooperate closely to provide well-being for whole group Chinese concept: fluidity The capacity to change while maintaining solid traditions....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course HUM 261 taught by Professor R.j.pyle during the Fall '10 term at Kaplan University.

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