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The Chinese Mind: Understanding Traditional Chinese Beliefs and their Influence on Contemporary Culture

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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 Chinese Mind pinpoints areas of China's traditional values and behaviors that play a significant role in the business and social...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Tuttle Publishing
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Alesa
I paid $30 in the Shanghai airport for this book, and finished it in just a couple of hours. It contains a lot of useful ideas. But it's a bit "fluffy", in that the author didn't take the time to provide examples of his thoughts. Yes, it's nice to learn that the Chinese view time in a circular fashion. But what does this MEAN? How does it impact everyday life, especially in business?

It felt like the author didn't really put that much effort into writing this, giving it the substance it might oth...more
Nino
This book made for easy reading and explained many traits of the Chinese character that I had observed personally. The critical questions included in each chapter helped contrast the Chinese mind with the Western way of life. For some reason however, after reading this book, I felt like getting the same story directly from a Chinese mind. The book is a success in that it made me want to know how the Chinese mind views the West.

In conclusion, this is a good place to start understanding Chinese cu...more
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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in G...more
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