07001673 Hui Kwan Shan 06018653 Wong Hoi Yu
<ul><li>unwritten codes of conducts and norms while eating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate use of utensils </li></ul></u...
1. Shape of Table
Once a Chinese go to a western restaurant…
 
Wah!!! I have not died yet!!!
<ul><li>the Westerners </li></ul><ul><li>the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>long (and high) table </li></ul><ul><li>preferred r...
2. Showing of Food 3. Utensils
<ul><li>7:30p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Start to eat, cheers! </li></ul>
<ul><li>7:45 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Why are there so many  different kinds of knives, forks and glasses on the table?  ...
<ul><li>8:10p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- where is my main dish… </li></ul>
<ul><li>9:00p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Waiter, why don’t you serve all the food at the same time……. </li></ul><ul><li>-- So...
<ul><li>the Westerners </li></ul><ul><li>the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>food introduced while eating in  different courses ...
<ul><li>the Westerners </li></ul><ul><li>the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>plenty of utensils with different purposes for diff...
<ul><ul><li>doubts over the existence  of  universal  and  only  standards  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>concept of “table m...
<ul><li>Chinese table manners </li></ul><ul><li>food placed at the centre of the table </li></ul><ul><li>for everyone to s...
<ul><li>Chinese perspective on practice of the Western </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese practice </li></ul><ul><li>food served  m...
<ul><li>Chinese perspective on practice of the Western </li></ul><ul><li>eating quietly with self- discipline </li></ul><u...
<ul><ul><li>less formal, but not unnecessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>being cultivated, as well as comfort,  naturalness...
<ul><li>in Chinese culture </li></ul><ul><li>in the Western culture </li></ul><ul><li>collectivism </li></ul><ul><li>publi...
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Table Manners and Eating Habits of Chinese and Westerners / HKBU / POLS 3620 / Contemporary Europe and Asia

  1. 1. 07001673 Hui Kwan Shan 06018653 Wong Hoi Yu
  2. 2. <ul><li>unwritten codes of conducts and norms while eating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate use of utensils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>table-setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>roles of hosts and guests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>meanings of sociality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>civilized and educated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>respect and self-discipline </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Shape of Table
  4. 4. Once a Chinese go to a western restaurant…
  5. 6. Wah!!! I have not died yet!!!
  6. 7. <ul><li>the Westerners </li></ul><ul><li>the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>long (and high) table </li></ul><ul><li>preferred round table </li></ul><ul><ul><li>roundness means completeness : all people are together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>long table is for the religious ritual to Gods </li></ul>
  7. 8. 2. Showing of Food 3. Utensils
  8. 9. <ul><li>7:30p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Start to eat, cheers! </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>7:45 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Why are there so many different kinds of knives, forks and glasses on the table? </li></ul><ul><li>--I do not know how to use them!!! </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>8:10p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- where is my main dish… </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>9:00p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Waiter, why don’t you serve all the food at the same time……. </li></ul><ul><li>-- So hungry!!!! </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>the Westerners </li></ul><ul><li>the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>food introduced while eating in different courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appreciating such procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>food ordered merely enough </li></ul><ul><li>all dishes of food put at once </li></ul><ul><ul><li>revolving banquet table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perhaps, impatient and not used to the Western style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>food ordered more than enough </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meaning of abundance </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>the Westerners </li></ul><ul><li>the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>plenty of utensils with different purposes for different courses </li></ul><ul><li>environment as part of the enjoyment of eating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>silvery utensils, atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>chopsticks, spoon and bowl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>simplicity and practicality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>value the taste of food itself higher </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><ul><li>doubts over the existence of universal and only standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>concept of “table manners” often understood in the sense of the Western </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presumed values, like being civilized and self-discipline </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Chinese table manners </li></ul><ul><li>food placed at the centre of the table </li></ul><ul><li>for everyone to share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collectivism and common property </li></ul></ul><ul><li>exchange of “saliva” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intimacy </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Chinese perspective on practice of the Western </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese practice </li></ul><ul><li>food served merely enough </li></ul><ul><li>everyone orders for oneself </li></ul><ul><li>an expression of being stingy of the host </li></ul><ul><li>food served far more than enough </li></ul><ul><li>host in charge of the menu and order for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>everyone often giving way to others and guests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>politeness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>picking food into guests’ bowls/dishes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>passionate </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Chinese perspective on practice of the Western </li></ul><ul><li>eating quietly with self- discipline </li></ul><ul><li>constraint on one to enjoy the pleasure of eating </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese practice </li></ul><ul><li>slurping, allowed in some occasions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an expression of enjoyment and appreciation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>naturalness and spontaneity </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><ul><li>less formal, but not unnecessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>being cultivated, as well as comfort, naturalness and passion </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>in Chinese culture </li></ul><ul><li>in the Western culture </li></ul><ul><li>collectivism </li></ul><ul><li>public realm and common property </li></ul><ul><li>individualism and personality </li></ul><ul><li>private realm and private property </li></ul><ul><li>more than one norms/standards exist </li></ul><ul><li>well-accepted in one culture, can became offences in other </li></ul><ul><li>ideational, social, conventional </li></ul><ul><li>interactions  diversified, as well as, incorporated </li></ul>

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