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First, Hard conditions are different.


Western culture is deeply influenced by the Greek and Roman world near the Mediterranean. Historically, people in this region have adopted a maritime lifestyle and used the sea to provide advantages for themselves, linking them with logistics in Africa and Asia.


However, in most parts of the European continent, population centers are geographically separated by different terrain, so that each population center has a natural boundary to define its scope of influence. In this culture, people are considered independent and autonomous.




On the other hand, Chinese culture originated from the inland Yellow River civilization. The development of the North China Plain has promoted internal mobility, but also exposed to external threats from the Eurasian steppe.


This geographical environment stimulated the formation of China's early Confederation in the bronze age, such as Erlitou culture, and laid the foundation for the unification of China by the Qin Dynasty in 221 BC. In this culture, people are more collectivist and disciplined.




Second, Differences in ways of thinking


Due to different material conditions, China and Western Europe have formed very different cultures. Therefore, Westerners and Chinese have different thinking habits and different views on the world.


Most Westerners use linear and analytical thinking, while most Chinese use horizontal and holistic thinking.


Western thinkers tend to classify things according to their inherent nature and classification. One example is to group monkeys and elephants because they are both animals.


On the other hand, Chinese people prefer context, think in a holistic way, often say things like "depending on the situation", and avoid absolute statements, which will cause differences.


When dealing with differences, the Chinese and many other Asian thinkers tend to ease their differences. "You are right in this case, but there is another case..."


Western culture is based on individualism rather than collectivism. For example, in the United States, you always talk about individual rights, rather than putting the whole society above yourself. In China, where a country, society or family is above itself, this is obviously different.


They are good at using law to solve the relationship between people. In China, for 2000 years, China has been a land based on interpersonal relationship rather than law.

他们擅长用法律来解决人与人之间的关系,在中国, 2000年来,中国一直是一片基于人际关系而非法律的土地。

In terms of faith and lifestyle, the West uses "God" and religion to solve the relationship between man and idealism. If you have problems, you just need to pray to God, while China believes that man will conquer heaven.


Western culture is an outward expanding culture, which is proved by capital flow and war.


Chinese culture is a culture based on humanism and people-oriented. In order to solve the relationship between man and nature, Chinese people try to integrate man and "heaven". In order to solve the relationship between man and man, Chinese people use morality and tolerance as moral standards, that is, what they call "the way of loyalty and forgiveness"


Chinese people pay attention to balance and moderation. They always follow the "middle line". They will not and do not advocate extremes.


They offer sacrifices to heaven and earth, cherish the memory of the motherland, respect heaven and earth, homesick and homesick, because the Chinese used to be an agricultural civilization with a strong local complex.



There is a long-standing Western superiority theory on the global Internet, which is obviously a cultural bias. The accumulation time of Chinese civilization is much longer than that of the West. It is wrong to oppose or dwarf the two. Let me highlight the differences between the two.


1. Perhaps the biggest difference is individualism and collectivism. The Chinese people believe that the collective concept is the premise to protect individual freedom and development, which explains why the Chinese people are very concerned about social stability and more self-discipline in social affairs. As we all know, China is the country that handles the most in the face of the raging epidemic.


2. Correctness of procedures and results. The Chinese are a result oriented country. In the past 100 years, they have greatly changed their ideas and only believe in things that can bring good results. This explains why the Chinese can unite to build the country under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and show a high degree of flexibility in teamwork.


3. Chinese people attach great importance to diligence and hard work. For westerners, many criticism of children's education in school is already an act of "child abuse". Although corporal punishment is now prohibited by the state, many Chinese parents still insist on doing so.


In fact, most children are grateful for such difficult times, which makes it easier for us to adjust our mentality in the face of difficulties in the future.


4. Chinese people believe that people's thoughts can be changed, and the debate is to unify their views. In western society, you can argue with some people, but few people will admit that they have been persuaded because they think it will deprive them of their dignity. In the end, no one will agree with each other, which leads to the group having to treat everyone individually.


On the contrary, in China, in order to achieve common goals, there will always be someone who needs to compromise, because the surrounding environment will tell the debaters again and again that if they do not compromise, the bad consequences will come to everyone, so they will bear moral responsibility for everyone's losses.


5. Chinese people have no idea of race. Indians and Pakistanis are basically of the same race, but the Chinese have good relations with Pakistan. They believe that according to the west, race is a matter of interest.




1. Different life goals. At the beginning of our relationship, we often quarreled. Mainly because I feel pressure because I don't have "success". I grew up in China. I was taught to study hard and work hard so that we can achieve our goals, such as a great career, a big house and a good car.


More specifically, you have to buy your own house. Although money determines success is also a common phenomenon in western countries, by contrast, my husband doesn't think it's important to have a lot of money and have a big house. On the contrary, he prefers a life without loans and pressure.


2. About money and deposits. Many Chinese believe that saving as much money as possible can give them a sense of security and help them tide over difficulties. This is a very reasonable view, because we do not have a perfect welfare system like western countries. People rely on their own savings to cope with the economic downturn. Unlike us, my husband doesn't sacrifice comfort and leisure to save money.


3. About the family. In China, the definition of family also includes all relatives, while westerners may have smaller family networks. In addition, in my opinion, if there are some major problems or huge value differences between Westerners, they may not keep in touch with their families, but Chinese people, like my family, tend to emphasize the importance of kinship, even if there is a huge struggle.


4. AA system. In the eyes of most Chinese parents, men should be breadwinners and pay most of the bills. Even if a couple is dating, men should bear most of the costs. My husband and I were very worried about each other when they were dating.


5. Age. Most Chinese parents will be a little nervous if their daughter has no boyfriend or husband at the age of 27; In other words, these girls will be called "leftover women" by society. Beyond that age, some people think they are too old to get married. In Australia, it is common for women to remain single at the age of 30 if they can't find the right person. Age is not as important as in China.


6. On work. Frankly speaking, in China, people will look down on those who do basic work, such as cleaners, waiters and so on. In fact, only office work is considered decent, promising and well paid. On the contrary, in Australia, the salary of blue collar workers may be higher than that of many white-collar workers.


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