An American Teacher in China: Coping with Cultures

An American Teacher in China: Coping with Cultures

by Francis Kretschmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897893891

ISBN-13: 9780897893893

Pub. Date: 05/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From the perspective of six years in Beijing (1986-1992), Kretschmer offers a lively account of how American Foreign Experts go berserk in China, how they gradually adjust to Chinese culture, and how they eventually acquire a unique bicultural vision of the world. Kretschmer combines entertaining sketches of the bumbling China Thumb with penetrating glimpses of the

Overview

From the perspective of six years in Beijing (1986-1992), Kretschmer offers a lively account of how American Foreign Experts go berserk in China, how they gradually adjust to Chinese culture, and how they eventually acquire a unique bicultural vision of the world. Kretschmer combines entertaining sketches of the bumbling China Thumb with penetrating glimpses of the population policy at work. He addresses issues related to the function and purpose of education, economics, democracy, and a free press in China and at home. Kretschmer is particularly sensitive to culturally conceived mythologies of reality and how they differ for Chinese and Americans. A Renaissance scholar with an extensive background in cross-cultural experience and broad-ranging interests, Kretschmer serves the reader a Chinese banquet of thought-provoking observation about their culture and ours.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897893893
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1994
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

From China Thumb to World Hand: Stages of Transformation

Mythic Reality: The Chamber That Controls the Sea

Through a Glass, Darkly: The Chinese and the American National Mythoi

After Tiananmen Square

Facing the Future: Population

Facing the Future: Education

Facing the Future: Economics

Conclusion

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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