Yin yang

Author: Alice Renouf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442212705
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China has become one of the largest study and teach-abroad, travel, and business destinations in the world. Yet few books offer a diversity of perspectives and locales for Westerners considering the leap. This unique collection of letters offers a rarely seen, intimate, and refreshingly honest view of living and working in China. Woven through this correspondence is the compelling theme of outsiders coping in a culture that is vastly foreign to them and the underlying love-hate struggle it engenders. These tales of trials, successes, and failures offer invaluable insight into a country that remains endlessly fascinating.

Global Leadership Practices

Author: Bettina Gehrke
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137350016
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An advanced level edited text that covers key theories of cross-cultural management and helps develop practical solutions to deal with difference in organizations. Focuses on the impact of globalisation on individuals' work life and identity and explores how to manage and lead teams in a globalised context. Includes coverage of emerging markets.

The Yin Yang of American Culture

Author: Eun Kim
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0585434433
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According to the principles of yin and yang, life is governed by the coexistence of two opposites that complete each other in order to create harmony. In many ways, this concept can help us understand the advantages and drawbacks of American customs and values as perceived by Asians. Dr. Eun Kim's The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox takes an Eastern view of America and discusses various facets of its culture by exploring the yang (virtue) and yin (vice) of these various traits. Drawing upon decades of history, general wisdom, proverbs, personal experiences, anecdotes and quotes from Asians and Americans, Kim presents a highly personal and readable book that candidly addresses American traits when compared to Asian customs and values. Intended for both American and Asian audiences, The Yin and Yang of American Culture will dispel any misconceptions with its grounded analysis of American culture, helping to build mutual understanding among Asians and Americans alike. In her book The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox, Dr. Eun Young Kim has presented a crisp composite picture of American cultural traits and values. For people who think it is not possible to make cultural generalizations about Americans, this book will be an eye-opener. Dr. Kim has demonstrated the value of stepping outside of one's own culture in order to view it from the perspective of another cultural group. By seeing themselves as many Asians see them, Americans can begin to understand both the positive and more problematic aspects of their image globally. Rich with examples, personal stories and cross-cultural insight, this book is a significant contribution to the cross-cultural field at a time when global cross-cultural understanding is no longer a luxury.

Another State of Mind

Author: Bertine van Hoof
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137425822
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By returning to the source and the source texts, this book deepens the understanding of certain important ideas and notions which affect our present thinking. In Wisdom in Business, the authors go back in history to answer the question: How can one act wisely in the spirit of the present age?

The Yin Yang of American Culture

Author: Eun Kim
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0585434433
Format: PDF, Kindle
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According to the principles of yin and yang, life is governed by the coexistence of two opposites that complete each other in order to create harmony. In many ways, this concept can help us understand the advantages and drawbacks of American customs and values as perceived by Asians. Dr. Eun Kim's The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox takes an Eastern view of America and discusses various facets of its culture by exploring the yang (virtue) and yin (vice) of these various traits. Drawing upon decades of history, general wisdom, proverbs, personal experiences, anecdotes and quotes from Asians and Americans, Kim presents a highly personal and readable book that candidly addresses American traits when compared to Asian customs and values. Intended for both American and Asian audiences, The Yin and Yang of American Culture will dispel any misconceptions with its grounded analysis of American culture, helping to build mutual understanding among Asians and Americans alike. In her book The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox, Dr. Eun Young Kim has presented a crisp composite picture of American cultural traits and values. For people who think it is not possible to make cultural generalizations about Americans, this book will be an eye-opener. Dr. Kim has demonstrated the value of stepping outside of one's own culture in order to view it from the perspective of another cultural group. By seeing themselves as many Asians see them, Americans can begin to understand both the positive and more problematic aspects of their image globally. Rich with examples, personal stories and cross-cultural insight, this book is a significant contribution to the cross-cultural field at a time when global cross-cultural understanding is no longer a luxury.

Sex in China

Author: Fang Fu Ruan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489906096
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China today is sexually (and in many other ways) a very repressive so ciety, yet ancient China was very different. Some of the earliest surviving literature of China is devoted to discussions of sexual topics, and the sexual implications of the Ym and Yang theories common in ancient China continue to influence Tantric and esoteric sexual practices today far dis tant from their Chinese origins. In recent years, a number of books have been written exploring the history of sexual practices and ideas in China, but most have ended the discussion with ancient China and have not continued up to the present time. Fang Fu Ruan first surveys the ancient assumptions and beliefs, then carries the story to present-day China with brief descriptions of homosexuality, lesbianism, transvestism, transsexualism, and prostitution, and ends with a chapter on changing attitudes toward sex in China today. Dr. Ruan is well qualified to give such an overview. Until he left China in the 1980s, he was a leader in attempting to change the repressive attitudes of the government toward human sexuality. He wrote a best selling book on sex in China, and had written to and corresponded with a number of people in China who considered him as confidant and ad visor about their sex problems. A physician and medical historian, Dr. Ruan's doctoral dissertation was a study of the history of sex in China.

The Expanding Roles of Chinese Americans in U S China Relations

Author: Peter H. Koehn
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765609502
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This work provides vital insights on the extensive historical and contemporary involvement of Chinese Americans from diverse walks of life in U.S-China relations. The contributors present new evidence and fresh perspectives on familiar and unfamiliar national and transnational networks -- including families, businesspeople, community newspapers, students, lobbyists, philanthropists, and scientists -- and consider the likely future impact of such contacts. These assessments suggest that the nature and scope of the Chinese American involvement, particularly in global civil society networks, will increasingly determine the outcome of relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483305368
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This text offers an extensive array of theories, including all the mainstream approaches as well as contemporary ones such as narrative, feminist, and post-modern. The author provides an integrative framework that allows students to assess the various theories with respect to possible clinical application. By comparing and contrasting the theories, as well as analyzing strengths and weaknesses of each, students will learn to apply them more flexibly in practice. The book is divided into four major theoretical forces in psychotherapy and introductory sections are provided to help students place a particular theory within a major theoretical period. The four theoretical forces discussed are: (1) psychoanalytical and psychodynamic; (2) behavioral and cognitive school(s); (3) existentialism and humanism; and (4) social constructivism school of psychotherapy. The author discusses social constructivism and then describes at least five theoretical approaches within this theoretical force--solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, and so on.

YinYang Bipolar Relativity A Unifying Theory of Nature Agents and Causality with Applications in Quantum Computing Cognitive Informatics and Life Sciences

Author: Zhang, Wen-Ran
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1609605268
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YinYang bipolar relativity can trace its philosophical origins to ancient Chinese YinYang cosmology, which claims that everything has two sides or two opposite, but reciprocal, poles or energies. More specifically, this discipline is intended to be a logical unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics. YinYang Bipolar Relativity: A Unifying Theory of Nature, Agents and Causality with Applications in Quantum Computing, Cognitive Informatics and Life Sciences presents real-world applications of YinYang bipolar relativity that focus on quantum computing and agent interaction. This unique work makes complex theoretical topics, such as the ubiquitous effects of quantum entanglement, logically comprehendible to a vast audience.