The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox / Edition 1

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According to the principles of yin and yang, life is governed by the coexistence of two opposites that complete each other in order to create harmony. In many ways, this concept can help us understand the advantages and drawbacks of American customs and values as perceived by Asians. Discussing the facets of culture by following the original principles of yin and yang, Kim Y. Eun explains various aspects of both Asian and American culture in terms of history, wisdom, proverbs, personal experiences, anecdotes, and quotes. The Yin and Yang of American Culture will dispel any misconceptions with its grounded analysis of American culture; it will help to build mutual understanding among Asians and Americans alike.

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For those Americans who wish to follow the adage, 'Know thyself, this straightforward book can be a guide. —Deena Levine & Associates

Since September 11, we've read a lot of articles that analyze 'Why They Hate Us. But, even though there's no denying many people around the world do hate America, a 'love-hate' attitude actually is more prevalent, argues Eun Y. Kim. There are plenty of practical reasons to read this book. Americans do business around the world and welcome millions of visitors and immigrants each year. But it's also just plain fun to see ourselves through the eyes of others. —Mike Revzin, Journal Constitution

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877864858
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,292,502
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Eun Y. Kim is president of CEO International, an international management consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. Kim has worked in the U.S. and Asia as a management and communications consultant for many years and is the author of seven books and numerous articles on business and cross-cultural communication.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Yang of American Culture: Celebration of American Virtues
Part 2 The Yin of American Culture: Liberation of American Vices
Part 3 Invitation to Global Virtues
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