The Western Influence on China: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

History shows that emerging Asian powers have, on occasion, used established and dominant Western cultures as models in the course or cause of their development. For instance, Meiji Japan and its rapid adoption of mainly US western military traditions and fashions, or even India, which with its elitist and exclusive clubs and schools still seems even more British than contemporary Britain. Modern China is no exception but this time around it is the ubiquitous ‘brand and lifestyle' consumerism of the West that is the spur. From DVDs, Apple stores, ‘Mister Christmas' and entire Austrian villages, China's copy-cat culture is well documented. In the last few years so many goods, services and customs have been transposed from the West that cities like Shanghai or Shenzhen increasingly feel like dystopian homes from home. Here is a selection of some of the good, the bad and the ugly ways that China is b... Read More>>

How to Spice up Your China Resume

Back in the day, if you had a foreign face and a few other mediocre skills, you could land a high paying corporate job in China. Unfortunately, those days are over; it takes a lot more to find your dream job. China’s job arena is becoming more competitive, the economy is slowing down, and the government is implementing Read More>>

12 Types of Foreigners You’ll Definitely Meet in China

This is little article I started when I first came to China a year-and-a-half ago. I am a student at Renmin Univesrity of China hoping to stay in China after I graduate.

1. The China Expert

The China Expert has probably been teaching in China for over a year they’re able to use the local language at a basic level and they respect China generally. However The China Expert takes pr... Read More>>

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