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Journal
2001 | IV | 79-96
Article title

Zachód w oczach młodych Chińczyków. Badanie studentów Nankinu

Content
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The West in the eyes of young Chinese. A Survey of students* opinions at Nanjing
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PL
Abstracts
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The author, a Polish student of sociology (from the Warsaw University), who studies Chinese in Nanjing, conducted there a survey of the students’ opinions. 30 persons of various local universities were interviewed in 2001. His Chinese colleagues made the interviews, so the opinions were not restricted by the norms of politeness. The questions concerned their knowledge of Western culture and attitudes (do they know and like Western food, movies, music, literature). The most significant and interesting were the questions: would they accept marrying a Westerner; would they be ready to make business with such a person, do they see difficulties in communication with a Westerner, what they dislike in the West and what the West could learn from the Chinese. There was no a distinct anti-Western group and all of the students manifested psychological openness towards the West and its culture, although the girls were slightly more conservative than the boys. Critical opinions on the West concern first of all the negligence of family life and immoral behavior in the sexual sphere, that is its „decadence” in various aspects. However, a hegemonic approach, imposition of own standards and racism were indicated as well. In their opinion the West could learn from China the Confucian social and moral norms. They acknowledge the West’s superiority in the sphere of technology, science and in some mental capacities (as creativity), but appear not much attracted by Western freedoms and ideas of human rights. In general a favorable approach towards the West prevails, although some old stereotypes are still popular and there is a certain feeling of alienation from the West,
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Year
Issue
IV
Pages
79-96
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2001
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