Dialogues about China is a series of readers targeted at Chinese language learners, deciphering the Chinese culture from all aspects. It is composed of 5 volumes, namely Material Culture, Psychological Culture, Behavioral Culture, Communication Culture and Institutional Culture. The series centers on such Chinese cultural issues as has attracted extensive attention among foreigners and answers certain questions regarding cultural exchange, blending and collision through dialogues and case analyses. The easy, popular language and splendid, lively pictures used in the series enable readers to get a clearer understanding of China and the life of Chinese people.
This is the volume of Psychological Culture, focusing on the thoughts and concepts of Chinese people that often cause foreigners’ confusion or even misunderstanding, such as those regarding family, age-based and social hierarchy, time, hometown nostalgia, life and death, religion, privacy, peace and harmony, and money, etc. This book integrates society, history and philosophy into the analysis of how these thoughts, concepts and ways of thinking are formed, the cultural psychology behind them, and the changes in the thinking of contemporary Chinese people, thus ushering readers into the inner world of Chinese people.
An MP3 disk comes with the book, including the recordings of all the dialogues and short passages in the book. Readers can read the book while listening, feeling the ambience of Chinese culture.