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Yin & Yang of American Culture (Electronic book text)
Yin & Yang of American Culture (Electronic book text): Eun Y. Kim
Yin & Yang of American Culture (Electronic book text): Eun Y. Kim

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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. Dr. Eun Kim's The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox takes an Eastern view of America and discusses various facets of its culture by exploring the yang (virtue) and yin (vice) of these various traits.Drawing upon decades of history, general wisdom, proverbs, personal experiences, anecdotes and quotes from Asians and Americans, Kim presents a highly personal and readable book that candidly addresses American traits when compared to Asian customs and values. Intended for both American and Asian audiences, The Yin and Yang of American Culture will dispel any misconceptions with its grounded analysis of American culture and help to build mutual understanding among Asians and Americans alike.In her book The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox, Dr. Eun Young Kim has presented a crisp, composite picture of American cultural traits and values. For people who think it is not possible to make cultural generalizations about Americans, this book will be an eye-opener. Dr. Kim has demonstrated the value of stepping outside of one's own culture in order to view it from the perspective of another cultural group. By seeing themselves as many Asians see them, Americans can begin to understand both the positive and more problematic aspects of their image globally. Rich with examples, personal stories and cross-cultural insight, this book is a significant contribution to the cross-cultural field at a time when global cross-cultural understanding is no longer a luxury. 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 ConstitutionContentsPrefaceIntroductionPart 1 The Yang of American Culture: Celebration of American VirtuesPart 2 The Yin of American Culture: Liberation of American VicesPart 3 Invitation to Global Virtue

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Imprint: Perseus (Prev. Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2001
Authors: Eun Y. Kim
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-281-88651-4
Barcode: 9781281886514
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LSN: 1-281-88651-3

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