“... affects the issues that
members bring to a
group and the ways in
which they might be
either ready or reluctant
to explore these issues”.
Yang Liu, a 35-year-old ChineseGerman
projects, “East Meets West,” was first
exhibited in Germany a few years ago
and features pictographs representing
the differences between Eastern and
Western (specifically Chinese and
Many Asian cultures and even
African cultures promote
interdependence rather than
independence stressing reliance
on the family and the individual’s
community (Sapp cited in
Asians tend to show more
respect to guiding authorities
Asians tend to be more
conforming, compliant and
into social learning than their
counterparts in Western
Cultures (Chang, 2011).
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