MHF Module: Understanding Differences
Understanding Differences Worksheet
Research a culture from a country that is different than your own.
Complete the table below for the culture you chose. Include 50 to 150 words for each response.
Cultural View of the Topic
The Chinese culture is known for their eithic of hard work and discipline. Chinese culture represents nearly one-sixth of the world’s population and their parenting philiosiphies effect not only their society, but society as a whole. Since 1979, a one-child policy was put in place by the Chinese government to control their overbairing population growth. Males are preferred over females to carry on the bloodline resulting in neglecting female babies. A significant amount of money and high expectations are out into their children hoping that their children will excel in academics. Role of genders
Men are considered strong, intelligent, leaders of the family, honored for wisdom and strength, farmers, merchants, protrector of the wek, and run the government.
Women: considered weak, unintelligent, care to the needs of ALL men, put others first and herself last, self-educators, care taker of her husband. Marriage
Marriages are arranged by their parents. After a matchmaker’s introcution, and when the parents agree that the two families conditions were similar, the marriage procedures went forward. Essential to the marriage process were the commonly recognized 'three Letters and six etiquettes'.
Three Letters: betrothal letter, gift letter, wedding letter
Proposing – matchmaker proposed them at the girls home
Birthday Matching – Using the girls full name and birthdate, a firtune teller would predict whether their marriage would happy. Presenting Betrothal Gifts – after a predicted auspicious match, the matchmaker would take gifts to the girls parents to confirm Prestning Wedding Gifts – the grandest of all etiquettes;...
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