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A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese Culture, "The Chinese Mind" offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes, and behavior patterns of modern China - and their roots in the history of this ancient nation. The most vital concepts for understanding China and the Chinese are explored here, including: Yin and Yang - the search for balance in all things, Mianji - the importance of face, Hong - looking at things holistically, De - the power of virtue, Guo cui - the national essence of the Chinese, Zhong fu - the pursuit of insight, and, Bi - unity the Chinese way.This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history, and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders living or doing business in China, and for inspiring discussion among Chinese readers. Covering everything from the importance of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, to the influence of foreign fast food and video games, this book provides a wide-ranging glimpse into the Chinese mind.
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Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Etiquette Guide to China, Instant Chinese and Survival Chinese.

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