Why do educated Chinese immigrants born before 1970 look down on the legal profession?

I didn't know that this was a thing, but maybe it is based on the same occupational hierarchy from ancient China as in Why do educated Chinese immigrants born before 1970 look down on the business profession?

How will China's culture and influence affect the world over the coming decades?

It will take a similar trajectory to Japanese culture and influence in recent decades, both because of initial cultural similarity and China deliberately following a similar, proven development path and strategy. China is larger than Japan in absolute terms, but the non-China world it relates to will include India, Africa, etc., so

How did people in China communicate before television, cell phones and computers?

They invented fireworks that would show written stuff in the sky when launched, and that's how they communicated...(Wait, whaaaaa?)

Why do so many people like China?

I visited China in 2009, which was almost a decade ago, so I might be able to offer you a bit of insight of what I liked and disliked:Like:Even in that time, the public transportation, specifically in Shanghai, was already among the best that word-class cities could offer. Getting to different places was easy and quiet

Do Chinese people read science journalism?

Most of Chinese read news from internet nowadays. So most of science news read are those interesting ones on the websites, Weibo, Weixin, as other answers have told so.But many Chinese men like myself and some women enjoy military science and technology magazines.The three most sold and  subscribed are called "The Three Knowledges".They are

Are people of China free?

No! Of course not!We cost, on average, 2340832487 RMB eachPlus shipping and handling fees.Please contact me if you would like a shipment and I'll send you all of my personal enemies at a 10% discount. It would be good for our GDP.

What do people think about the role of Angelababy in the movie Independence Day 2?

she is beautiful. and we are glad to see that a chinese actress can have so much lines and shots in a Hollywood movie.but there is no need for her to say chinese in the movie. it's awkward

What is your favorite Chinese website?

I've learned Chinese for a little over 5 years so I speak it (and can read even better) as a foreign language.For watching Chinese TV I like using sites such as 乐视网 (Le Shi Wang) and 土豆网 (Tu Dou Wang)A while back when

Do most Chinese believe in reincarnation?

Because the Chinese people are infulenced by the Buddhist culture in India.And Buddhist culture emphasized reincarnation.Nirvana is the summum bonum of Buddhism and the ultimate of all that a Buddha taught or would teach. Many people willingly converted to buddhism.Shintoism and Buddhism are the major religions, with minority of Christians and Daoist, etc.

Why do so many people like China?

I visited China in 2009, which was almost a decade ago, so I might be able to offer you a bit of insight of what I liked and disliked:Like:Even in that time, the public transportation, specifically in Shanghai, was already among the best that word-class cities could offer. Getting to different places was easy and quiet

What is the most Chinese thing a Chinese person can do?

Chinese ChessXiangqi (Chinese: 象棋),also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess andjanggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi (cờ tướng) is also a popular pastime

What is the most popular Chinese food in the United States?

Obviously there's a difference between Chinese food and Chinese-style food.The following are not Chinese food and so cannot be considered the most popular Chinese food in the US:General Tso's chickenSesame chickenChicken with cashew nutsAlmond chickenOrange chickenLemon chickenBeef with BroccoliCrab rangoon (Rangoon is a city in Myanmar!)Fortune cookiesChop SueyThere are some dishes

Where can I watch Cantonese TV shows online?

Not really (a lot of) TV shows but movies, but when I'm really bored and have no interest in TVB's shows (rarely I do), I would go to Youtube, search 粵語 and filter clips longer than 20 minutes. Boom, there are TONS of great old Cantonese movies to watch and learn about Cantonese. Most

Is Disney's Mulan racist or offensive to Chinese people?

If you enjoy Disney movies yeah that's fine, it just bugs me that so many classic stories with centuries of history (Cinderella, Belle et la Bête, etc.) are now thought of exclusively as

Do we really need to study Chinese?

If you are going to live in China for a while, or have interaction with Chinese people, then yes, it would be a good idea.Translation programs are still woefully lacking in dealing with differences in sentence structure, and typically fail altogether when

How is Disney's Mulan perceived in China?

I was very young when it came out and it was not the type of movie I liked most back then.In my vague memory, I think Feifei Wang' s answer is a good recap of the public's reaction at the time.

Who is the best Chinese film director?

Ang Lee, born in Taiwan, has won best director at the Academy Awards (Brokeback Mountain), and best foreign film (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).27 of his pictures have won Oscar nominations, of which 8 won an Oscar.Here is the NY Times piece about Ang Lee:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/2...IMDB Biography:

Why are Japanese animations so popular?

Japanese animation is so popular primarily because a large part of the Japanese economy after WWII became about supporting a non stop pop culture engine.The Japanese Pop Media trends are usually 2 or 3 years ahead of the rest of Asia and in some respects the rest of the world.I remember

Why do Chinese like to cook chicken?

Just like any other cultures in the world - I assume it's because chickens are easy to raise even in semi urban environments. Not so much with cows and sheeps etc.They are also quite versatile and can be portioned off quite easily which reduces spoilage and are

What American television series are most popular in China?

Well, the big bang theory is my favorite, BTW, my major is physics. And some of my classmates show a interest on The vampire diaries. These two ranked top of the Baidu list which is a very important on TV series in

What is the most Chinese thing a Chinese person can do?

Having my own set of cooking tools brought straight from China when I was studying aboard.Spent hundreds, even thousands on finding Chinese condiments and sauces.Spent money on buying air imported tofu and steamed buns, which can easily buy a who meal.Don't know

Why do Chinese people eat rice as a main food?

Why don't you eat one of the world's most widely used starches!It delicious amd nutritious,  it's oh so good to eat.Not just as rice solo but as rice flour it can be used in many various ways.It provided many nations with great nutrition It's the main staple food for countless nations not just Chinese

What was it like growing up as the child of Chinese immigrants who ran a Chinese restaurant/takeaway/takeout business?

My paternal grandfather immigrated to the UK in the 60s where he opened a chain of Chinese restaurants and take aways that were run by his children, one of them being my father. What was it like for those growing up while their parents' ran Chinese restaurants/takeaways/takeout businesses?I found it to be a

Do Chinese eat cats?

I had a friend in Shanghai who used to have cats as pets. She adored them but for some reason, they will all go missing. Eventually she found out that her neighbors, whom were Cantonese were eating them. She was upset of course but that

What are the facts and fiction behind rat meat in Chinese restaurants?

Field rats are somewhat popular in certain region. Field rats generally live around bamboo fields, banana fields and sweet potato fields, so their diets are relatively clean. It's not the house rat or sewer rat you see around metropolitan cities that feeds off garbage dumps. The meat to bone ratio of field rats is also

What's the best Chinese food in China you have ever eaten?

I have a few favorites, all of which were not easy to get used to.frog hotpot, which my peers and I refer to as Frogpot. 牛蛙火锅 in Chinese. Basically, whole cleaned frogs (skinned, gutted, headless, etc. but still very recognizable as a frog) are served in

Do most Chinese like to work out?

Most Chinese do not like to workout, becauseOur traditional school system do not prioritize sports or fitness, unless if the students are in the school team. Classes like Math, Chinese, physics, etc. will take over PE or extra curricular time.People pay more attention to their inner

Why are Chinese soup spoons shaped the way they are?

There are different types of spoons in Chinese history, e.g. bronze spoons, golden/silver spoons, and wooden spoons. However, I think what you refer to is the popular ceramic spoon like this,

What are some good blogs about ordinary Chinese?

Http://www.danwei.orgwww.chinageeks.orghttp://newamericamedia.org/2011/...http://m.thehindu.com/news/inter...http://www.chinasmack.com/http://m.newyorker.com/online/bl...

Are Chinese people good?

This same question was asked some time ago, and I am using parts of my answer to that question here:Over the years, I have met many Chinese in many countries; my wife is also Chinese.I was born and raised in Los Angeles,

Compared to Chinese cuisine, Western cuisine makes much less use of steaming. Why?

Steaming is a moist-heat cooking method. Cooking in an oven of any type is a dry-heat cooking method unless the item being cooked is fully sealed in a container. Steam that is produced from items in the oven during cooking are generally

In China, what are some social faux pas when attending a business dining function?

Be prepared. This is extremely important. Have multiple copies of decoments that you want to present.It is very important to greet each other before the meeting and ask about each other's well being.Chinese prefer to build up a strong relationship before deals are sealed, so don't push them and

Is China becoming more and more populist?

Thank you. This is a very important observation. It serves to highlight the fact that while not democratically elected, the CCP still rule at the pleasure of the Chinese people. Fundamentally Chinese have no interest in politics. They just want to

What are some interesting Chinese customs?

actually, Chinese customers are so sophisticated, they like luxury, high end products....etc. http://chinesetouristagency.com/...

What do think about The different with Chinese and foreign dining etiquette?

First of all, it is difference instead of different. Depending on class and social status, all have different eating etiquette depending on country of interest. British has a good table manner which many have offered courses on European dining..Do not learn from the Americans where informal dining are the norm.

What happens if a white person spits a nasty mouthful of saliva onto the sidewalk in China?

From the outside:Why is this person spitting so loudly? If you have to spit (as a foreigner), you know better than to make a scene. But sometimes you get caught, old people stare at you and cute Chinese women glance away

What would happen if I request to split the dinner bill on a date with a girl from China?

Below is my personal experience as a Chinese male when dating with a Chinese female:In a normal case, if the girl does not think you are in a relationship, she will most probably choose to split the bill with you (but

Why are Westerners looked down upon by Chinese people in China, recently?

I live in Taiwan and was in mainland China for a couple months this summer. Here are a few things that come to mind when I saw this question:As of 2018, I don't think it's accurate to say that all or even most Chinese look down on Westerners. Westerners(and those who look like Westerners)

Why do so many people look down Chinese?

Which people? Where? What are their names? The question makes a huge assumption that may well be baseless.But, having said that, according to Hong Kong taxi drivers, it is becasuse they are ‘uneducated'. I gather there isn't much love loss between Hong Kongers and the mainland.Personally, having now spent some time in the PRC, I have developed a great

Why is KFC so popular in China?

KFC in my view has maintained its popularity for having two stages in past 20 years in China, from light luxury restaurant to mass fast food chainHere's the reason why KFC has such different image change in past 20 years:My family as an

Why is the tea they serve at Chinese restaurants so good?

For many people, it is not. We get much higher quality Chinese teas from Harney and Sons and other good tea companies than is served in the majority of Chinese restaurants. You may like it but it is not

Compared to Chinese cuisine, Western cuisine makes much less use of steaming. Why?

Steaming is a moist-heat cooking method. Cooking in an oven of any type is a dry-heat cooking method unless the item being cooked is fully sealed in a container. Steam that is produced from items in the oven during cooking are generally

In China, what are some social faux pas when attending a business dining function?

Be prepared. This is extremely important. Have multiple copies of decoments that you want to present.It is very important to greet each other before the meeting and ask about each other's well being.Chinese prefer to build up a strong relationship before deals are sealed, so don't push them and

Is China becoming more and more populist?

Thank you. This is a very important observation. It serves to highlight the fact that while not democratically elected, the CCP still rule at the pleasure of the Chinese people. Fundamentally Chinese have no interest in politics. They just want to

What are some interesting Chinese customs?

actually, Chinese customers are so sophisticated, they like luxury, high end products....etc. http://chinesetouristagency.com/...

What do think about The different with Chinese and foreign dining etiquette?

First of all, it is difference instead of different. Depending on class and social status, all have different eating etiquette depending on country of interest. British has a good table manner which many have offered courses on European dining..Do not learn from the Americans where informal dining are the norm.