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CultureShock! Taiwan by Ling-li Bates, Chris Bates

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Taike (formerly perjorative expression for local Taiwanese) as a term is not anti-Taiwanese, but instead can be embraced as an integral part of local culture and another aspect of bentuhua, or localisation.’

Taipei Times, 28 July 2005

 

 

 

 

 

FACE: GIVE AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

Much has been written about face and the weight Chinese and Japanese put on it. The term comes from two ways in Mandarin of referring to the physical face. A person can throw away or diu lian (lose face), or an action can be mei mian zi (without face). Curiously, one rarely ...

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