By L. Fu, P.S. Lao, Jean Bryson Strohl, Lorand B. Szalay
Based on a comparative research of chinese language and American students,this exact learn bargains insights into the modern perspectives and values constructed in 3 varied socio-political settings-the post-modern, commercial setting of the U.S.; the socialistic setting of the People's Republic of China; and the constructing unfastened industry of Taiwan. Empirical info show formerly uncharted dimensions of cultural similarities, alterations, and the consequences of other fiscal and social structures on people's perceptions in their global and significant modern problems.
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And Taiwan: at the age of 18 an American child is supposed to be independent of his father (and mother), but a Taiwanese is forever his father's child -- he can always come back to ask his father's help, spiritually and materiaIly. 23 FATHER Main Perceptions and Evaluations by PRC and Taiwanese College Students DAD,FAMILY MOTHER,PARENTS AUTHORITY,STERN MAN,MALE,APPEARANCE BAD,HYPERCRITICAl LOVE ,U NDERSTAND,GOOD WORKER,INDUSTRIOUS WAGES ,MONEY,CAR JOB,CAREER -t. ••~~~~~~~ 1il=!!! - = GOOD,KIND,WONDERFUl INTELLIGENT ,EDUCATED SICKNESS,OEATH o 5 10 15 25 20 30 Percentage 01 Total Score.
V. ous angel paradise elegant PRC 277 37 25 27 19 11 7 cultivate hope son become imperial become worthy people Italen! ame forge elemal government,society circumslance foster,orphanage motherland beam and pillar 52 6 10 SUMMARY 37 425 Pereentage of Tatar Score 23 Main Components 16 10 180 134 28 20 BOYS, GIRLS, KlDS FAMILY, PARENTS LOVE, AFFECTION RESPECT,OBEDIENCE,DUTY EDUCATION, STUDY, JOB SUPPORT, TAKlE CARE OF PLAY, TOYS, HAPPINESS CUTE, INNOCENT,NAIVE YOUNG,GRO~H,AGE SEX, REPRODUCTION NAUGHTY, TROUBLE, BRAT MISCELLANEOUS Total Scores 33 12 10 6 5 US PRC 17 15 7 19 21 9 11 18 8 4 2 TW 11 29 12 11 6 19 9 14 2 5 1651 1539 14 7 11 30 6 1 10 1415 Jlt A RELATIVES MAIN COMPONENTS AND RESPONSES MOTHER,FATHER,GHILDREN mother,s father brother,s sister,s paTents wedding,s kid,s in-Iaws children dad brother-In-Iaw folks mother-in-Iaw marriage girl and sister-in-Iaw sisler (younger) US 338 65 62 57 57 35 14 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 3 brother (older) sister (older) sister-in-Iaw brothers and sisters parents and brothers get married 15 8 2 24 TW 76 2 610 163 157 134 63 51 24 15 3 FAMILY, BLOOD, RELATION family relalons, -ship ancaster,s distant kin few blood many far away related roots family Iree loved ones bloOO relationship dear person family members clan blood relations relatives and frlends remote relatives eider generation countryside 349 179 27 27 21 city 85 64 21 respect friendship intercourse lovable friendly affection 10 9 8 7 5 3 18 497 15 12 105 91 88 75 38 16 16 15 13 7 6 171 8 40 216 21 12 10 23 5 27 26 22 24 15 8 8 7 196 33 7 32 39 31 15 9 7 6 4 183 118 5 25 9 8 6 6 6 courteous ordinary sentiments sympathlze courtesy demands recipr.
The father and the children belong to different generations, growing up in two different periods and two different societies -- an agricultural society and an industrial society. Naturally, their value judgments are vastly different. But generally the Taiwanese children never contradict tbeir parents (fathers) in public. The generation gap in Taiwan is more obvious; Taiwanese youth are more Westernized. This Chinese group, more than the others, seems to emphasize the father's responsibility to bave a job and make money.
American and Chinese Perceptions and Belief Systems: A People’s Republic of China-Taiwanese Comparison by L. Fu, P.S. Lao, Jean Bryson Strohl, Lorand B. Szalay