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Interkulturelles Training | intercultural training | 跨文化培训

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Pekingoper

Chinese Opera The Chinese opera is still or - I should rather say - again very popular among Chinese people. If you take the time to understand the individual characters and the hidden meanings behind their masks and their movements, you will discover an interesting form of art that combines singing, sprechgesang, dance, pantomime and acrobatics. However, to Western ears an authentic Peking opera, which lasts several hours, is rather tiring. While I was living in Beijing, several colleagues and friends that came to visit China asked me to introduce this Chinese form of art to them. I usually decided to show them the rather pared-down, touristy program with extracts from various operas, acrobatics, traditional Chinese music and Qi Gong, and even this appeared to be „quite strange“ to most of them.

Tempelfeuer

Religion In communist China, religion was, for a long time, labeled as something backward and rarely practiced. Although this official attitude was rescinded at the end of the Mao era, only recently could a new return to religion be noticed. Now, you will find people of all age groups burning incense and praying in Chinese temples.

The exclusivity, which characterizes our Western religions, is unknown to the Chinese; Buddhists or Taoists do not worship only one single god. Therefore, it is possible, that several religions and schools of faith can be practiced alongside each other: a practicing Buddhist may at the same time follow Taoist rules, or in spite of being a member of a Christian religious community he or she may still be attached to Confucian beliefs.

欲速不达

The more haste, the less speed.

Confucian Analects

The first step to business ventures in China is generally associated with high costs in terms of time and money.  Accordingly, attention should be placed on the initial preparations and details. Snap decisions seldom pay off.  Apart from expertise in one's field of business, it is just as important to have a solid understanding of the Chinese culture and a general knowledge of the Chinese market and the economic situation.

 

Intercultural training will make you familiar with the basics of Chinese etiquette and offer you an insight into various Chinese social structures.  This includes e.g. hierarchical structures and relationships, but also cognitive and behavioral patterns.  The training will provide you with a solid base to face every day life in China and be well prepared with the particularities of Chinese culture.

 

Whether you encounter the Chinese culture as an individual or as part of a delegation, as a representative of a small, medium-sized, or large company, or while attending to a Chinese delegation abroad, each training program will be customized to meet the needs of you or your employees and fit your budget.  Chinaffairs offers an initial complementary consultation to determine timing, extent and key aspects of the training.

 

A customized coaching program is recommended if you prefer long-term support for your China activities beyond the training workshop.

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