2007 Apri Faculty Forum Presentation With Pictures Observations From China

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2007 Apri Faculty Forum Presentation With Pictures Observations From China

  1. 1. Observations from China May 10-20, 2006 Julie Gahimer PT, HSD Krannert School of Physical Therapy University of Indianapolis
  2. 2. Provinces and Cities Visited <ul><li>Provinces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jiangsu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zhejiang </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shandong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hebei </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shanghai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hangzhou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ningbo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qingdao </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rizhou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qufu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beijing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. A Typical Day in China
  4. 4. New Building
  5. 5. Outdoor Beauty
  6. 6. Nightlife in Ningbo
  7. 7. Interesting Signs
  8. 8. Health and Fitness <ul><li>Prevalence of the martial arts, Tai Chi and calisthenics in parks </li></ul><ul><li>Umbrellas to protect skin from the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of dust due to sandstorms in Siberia </li></ul><ul><li>even a car wash at the airport </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatoes and cucumbers eaten as snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Older adults look very young </li></ul><ul><li>Little to no obesity, however, starting to see it in children </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fitness
  10. 10. American Favorites
  11. 11. Health Promotion
  12. 12. Health and Fitness <ul><li>Spitting in public is acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone seems to smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of emphasis on the body, mind and spirit </li></ul>
  13. 13. Nutrition/Food <ul><li>Tea leaves, not tea in packets </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit at the end of each meal, no desserts </li></ul><ul><li>No empty glasses of wine or beer at banquets </li></ul><ul><li>Tea served at every meal </li></ul><ul><li>Banquets with 13-28 dishes </li></ul><ul><li>Beer at lunch and dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Chopsticks used at every meal </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of varieties of “healthy” food </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Banquets
  15. 15. Cool Food
  16. 16. Interesting Seafood Eaten <ul><li>Eel </li></ul><ul><li>Snails </li></ul><ul><li>Scallops </li></ul><ul><li>Jellyfish </li></ul><ul><li>Squid/octopus </li></ul><ul><li>Shrimp </li></ul><ul><li>Crabs </li></ul><ul><li>Crayfish </li></ul><ul><li>Abalone </li></ul><ul><li>Sea cucumber </li></ul><ul><li>Oysters </li></ul><ul><li>Seaweed </li></ul><ul><li>Rock lobster </li></ul>
  17. 17. Nutrition/Food <ul><li>No diet drinks </li></ul><ul><li>No decaffeinated coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t routinely serve coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Starbucks, McDonalds, and KFC everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of 7/11 stores in Shanghai </li></ul>
  18. 18. Interesting Food
  19. 19. More Food
  20. 20. Nutrition/Food <ul><li>Interesting preparation of vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of food was beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Wet wash clothes at the end of each meal </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of diversity of things to drink: lemonade, sprite, diet coke </li></ul><ul><li>No ice in the drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t drink tap water or rinse toothbrush </li></ul><ul><li>Yogurt milk, soy milk, warm milk, warm Tang </li></ul>
  21. 21. Beautiful Food
  22. 22. Other Interesting Food Eaten <ul><li>Donkey </li></ul><ul><li>Goose </li></ul><ul><li>Pigeon </li></ul><ul><li>Quail Legs </li></ul><ul><li>Duck </li></ul>
  23. 23. Beautiful Presentation
  24. 24. Food Preparation
  25. 25. Driving Habits <ul><li>Lots of honking, come to intersection “honk and go” </li></ul><ul><li>Close calls with bicyclists </li></ul><ul><li>Sheer number of bicycles </li></ul><ul><li>Cyclos- push bicycles </li></ul>
  26. 26. Transportation
  27. 27. Modes of Transportation
  28. 28. Transportation
  29. 29. Bathrooms <ul><li>Women’s toilets are holes in the ground </li></ul><ul><li>No toilet paper in bathrooms, you must bring your own </li></ul><ul><li>No paper towels, drip dry </li></ul><ul><li>No soap for hand washing </li></ul><ul><li>Kids don’t wear diapers, slits in clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Kids squat and use the restroom anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Foot pedal type flushers </li></ul>
  30. 30. Bathrooms
  31. 31. Hotels <ul><li>Slippers provided in hotel rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Wall socket for key to activate and deactivate electricity in the room </li></ul><ul><li>Hot water turned off between 11pm and 6 am </li></ul><ul><li>Difference in price from University lodging and a 5 star hotel is only $50.00 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Disabilities <ul><li>Less acceptance of disabilities, not ADA accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Very few WC’s </li></ul><ul><li>Old fashion crutches and assistive devices </li></ul><ul><li>Groups begging and pooling their assets </li></ul>
  33. 33. Miscellaneous Cultural Differences <ul><li>Little smiling, a sign of embarrassment </li></ul><ul><li>Women hikers wear high heals to the Great Wall </li></ul><ul><li>They take lots of pictures, everyone has a digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerity of the people </li></ul><ul><li>A desire to take “westerners” pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Mop the carpet </li></ul>
  34. 34. The People
  35. 35. Miscellaneous Cultural Differences <ul><li>Number of Volkswagons and Toyotas </li></ul><ul><li>Height of thresholds and tubs </li></ul><ul><li>Number of motorized vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Rickshaws </li></ul><ul><li>Pool tables located outside </li></ul><ul><li>Washing clothing in the river </li></ul><ul><li>A small city is one of 5 million </li></ul>
  36. 36. Lovers in China
  37. 37. Miscellaneous Cultural Differences <ul><li>Red lanterns denote a restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t really tell that it is a Communist Country </li></ul><ul><li>A country of the very new and very old, traditional and modern </li></ul><ul><li>“ Gombay”, “Cheers” with toasting at meals means to chug your drink </li></ul><ul><li>They call us Foreigners </li></ul>
  38. 38. Miscellaneous Cultural Differences <ul><li>Hang clothes to dry outside </li></ul><ul><li>They take great pride in their history </li></ul><ul><li>No English Speaking TV stations, even in the big cities </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese television programs with Chinese subtitles </li></ul><ul><li>People are pretty much the same as we are </li></ul>
  39. 39. Miscellaneous Cultural Differences <ul><li>Haircuts given on the street </li></ul><ul><li>Girls holding hands and having their arms around one another </li></ul><ul><li>Expandable stools for persons to sit on in the street </li></ul><ul><li>Americans cannot drive in China </li></ul><ul><li>Bargaining in the marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Flight delays due to the Chinese Air Force performing maneuvers </li></ul>
  40. 40. A Typical Scene
  41. 41. The Great Wall of China
  42. 42. Martial Arts Program
  43. 43. 2008 Olympics Beijing
  44. 44. Olympic Stadium 2008
  45. 45. Site for 2008 Watersports
  46. 46. Interesting People from Mongolia
  47. 47. Oh the Marketplace
  48. 48. The Markets
  49. 49. Currency
  50. 50. Chinese Television
  51. 51. Art on the Sidewalk
  52. 52. From Confucius to Buddha
  53. 53. People
  54. 54. Questions????

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