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2015 | Zeszyt 7 | 81-91
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Why Chinese people do not hug? A short treatise about Chinese rituals

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Many foreigners who know Chinese people are surprised by the fact that the Chinese express their feelings in a completely different way than the Westerners. For example, Chinese people do not hug when they meet, even if they are close family members who haven’t seen each other for a long time. Obviously kissing is even more problematic. Why is that? Is it because Chinese people do not have any feelings? Of course not. The reason originates in a few thousand years of history of the feudal society and its traditional ethical code, which still infl uences or even shapes the behavior of the contemporary Chinese. As a result Chinese people choose the conservative way to express their feelings.
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81-91
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2015-06-08
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  • Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ul. Wita Stwosza 55, 80-952 Gdańsk
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