cultural differences

  • Chinese and Western Comedy – an Introduction into Cross-Cultural Humour Research between Taiwan, China and the West

    Author: Konrad Piwowarczyk
    Institution: Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7217-5553
    Year of publication: 2019
    Source: Show
    Pages: 23-39
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20192002
    PDF: npw/20/npw2002.pdf

    Chinese and Western Comedy – an Introduction into Cross-Cultural Humour Research between Taiwan, China and the West

    The use of humour, both proper and improper, can influence the outcomes of meetings and shape entire relationships. Hence, although often trivial in nature, humour can play a significant role in human lives and deserves to be taken seriously. The same is true when it comes to the analysis of humour across cultures. In today’s increasingly globalized world, where people from various cultures interact on an almost daily basis it is important to understand the other persons culture, including their sense of humour. Consequently, this article provides a basic overview of humour of the world’s two biggest and most prominent cultures: the English speaking West and the Sinitic world. There is no doubt Chinese and Western humour differ in history and contemporary structure, therefore this article presents the various forms of comedic expression found in both cultures, but also provides basic explanations as to the reasons behind these differences.

  • A Glimpse of the Cultural Differences between China and the US and the Implications on Intercultural Communication

    Author: Lulu Hao
    Institution: Luoyang Normal University, China
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0502-8726
    Year of publication: 2020
    Source: Show
    Pages: 125-137
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2020.04.08
    PDF: kie/130/kie13008.pdf

    In the context of globalization and the increasingly frequent intercultural communication, the author illustrated some of the typical cultural differences between China and the US, bearing in mind that cultural knowledge is one of the indispensable element for developing intercultural communicative competence. The major differences include communication rituals, customary symbols and expressions, values, and ways of thinking, etc. The purpose is to inform readers who may be interested in both cultures and are motivated to learn cultural knowledge as the basis for more effective and appropriate intercultural communication. The research goal is to study the cultural differences and reflect on their implications on intercultural communication.

  • Experiencing Migration: A Child in a New Socio-Cultural Environment

    Author: Anna Młynarczuk-Sokołowska
    Institution: University of Białystok, Poland
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3355-0098
    Year of publication: 2020
    Source: Show
    Pages: 138-158
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2020.04.09
    PDF: kie/130/kie13009.pdf

    The paper is devoted to chosen aspects of the situation of a child with migration experience in a new socio-cultural reality. The analyses undertaken in the article show the dilemmas and difficulties which accompany an individual functioning in the conditions of cultural differences. The text consists of two complementary parts. The first one presents specificity of enculturation and acculturation processes (learning of own and new culture). The second part describes the threads related to experiencing cultural differences and their psychological and social consequences. The consideration included in the paper enrich the narratives of people who experienced/are experiencing migration (mainly in the childhood) which are the results of empirical research (Polish context). The article may be useful to everyone who is interested in the issues of socio-cultural adaptation of children with migration experience.

  • Przede wszystkim honor. Przyczyny i przejawy specyficznego postrzegania jeniectwa w kulturze Japonii – w kontraście do norm społeczeństw zachodnich

    Author: Kamil Weber
    Institution: Centralne Muzeum Jeńców Wojennych
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6904-0073
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 25-41
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/so2021202
    PDF: so/20/so2002.pdf

    Cultural differences between Western and Eastern civilizations are noticeable in the system of professed values and in many aspects of life. This also applies to the approach to captives, which was clearly demonstrated by the events of the first years after the end of World War II. An example could be the way in which former Japanese and German soldiers, who were captured after the end of the war, were treated after their return to homeland. This article aims to show the sources of these differences and, to a lesser extent, examples of behaviors which they caused. The analysis consists of references to historical, economic, social, religious, and psychological conditions, which, as intertwined, resulted in the emergence of different perceptions of an individual’s role in a society and his obligations toward the community. These conditions determined the specific attitudes of representatives of each culture in difficult war and post-war circumstances. Explaining the Japanese soldiers’ willingness to sacrifice and the importance of honor for them, reference was made to the influences of Confucianism, Buddhism, Shinto, and the bushido tradition. Showing the deeply rooted reasons for the attitudes described in the article was therefore supposed to enable their explanation.

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