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    Faux Pas

    Where can I find some information on the social mores of teaching in China? I am not new to teaching, but have had NO experience with the "native born" oriental mindset. I would hate to start off as a social idiot, if I could remedy the cause simply by avoiding simple "faux pas". HELP!

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    Re: Faux Pas

    Understanding high-context culture is the place to start. Here's an easy read to get you started,click here.

    Take a look also at this paper, Adjusting Teaching Style and Practice
    to Accommodate the Needs of International Students
    , and at this teacher's account, http://www.theglimpse.com/article_74...h in China</i>, and from a business perspective Beware of Cross-Cultural Faux Pas in China.

    All the best

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    Re: Faux Pas

    "SOUP", Thanks for the tips & articles; didn't think of "Joy Luck"! Since I'll be teaching E.E. students in Shandong, will "idioms" be as an important part of the training, or since it's a more technically oriented discipline, less so? (Sorry to ask you to be clairvoyant, but...)

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