Chinese View of Leadership

Editor’s Note: Have you ever  noticed a Chinese student being very quiet in a meeting? If so, have you wondered why? Do they not have anything to say or has their their culture shaped their behavior?  It’s possible that the Chinese view of...

Singleness and Relationships

Editor’s Note: What are some differences between Chinese dating and American dating? What it is like to be single or date? A former student told us stories from a third-person perspective to show us the struggles of Chinese students in this area....

What Does Family Mean?

Editor’s note: As you get to know Chinese students, you may have found that family plays a much bigger part in the Chinese students’ lives than you think. Parental expectations sometimes seem to dominate students’ thinking. But why? It might be hard to...

Why Do They Want to Get Married?

Editor’s Note: Have you noticed that your Chinese friends often talk about dating and marriage? Have they told you that their parents wanted them to find someone soon? If so, why? This post explains to you the reasons behind this cultural phenomenon and how you might...

Not My Choice — How Chinese Students Make Decisions

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series on decision making. In this post, we explore how the strong relational nature of Chinese culture affects how an individual makes his or her choices. Behind The Scenes In America, children are raised in an...