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Archive for March 11th, 2011

How Far China Has Fallen

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


According to this site, this is what Confucianism is about. If this is true, then modern day China has fallen horribly vz duty to society, of which the typical Chinaman seems not to have. In addition I find it humorous to hear all the banter about how Confucian duty and morals were important. We have to remember how Confucius termed morality. He said that in his town, “a moral man is the one who lies to cover up for his father’s misdeeds”. Thus, to him morality meant looking out for one’s own. To me this sounds like self serving behavior and has nothing to do with morals, or at least how I understand them.

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“to maintaining an orderly society. He points out that in Confucian societies, each person is viewed as being in the center of a relationship, not simply an isolated individual. Each person has a duty to family and society that supersedes responsibility to oneself. Confucius placed great importance on ethical behavior and propriety, and dictated proper roles for a zunzi, or gentleman, or person of honor. Confucian duty begins with relationships with others.”

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Renault in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


Last year Renault sold 14000 cars in China, 2000 of them were sold in Beijing.

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The Confucius Problem in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


This excerpt comes from here and shows how Confucianism can undermine ethics and or morality. In essence, the idea is that due to Confucianism, one believes their obligation to others decreases the less familiar or the less they know another. This is directly opposed to the west which typically assumes we should attempt to treat all equally. The result is that self serving behvavior we see today in so many Chinese.
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“Called, the Five Relationships, appropriate behavior is dictated in terms of one’s relationship with superiors, parents, husband/wife, elders, and friends. Confucius was very concerned with relationships and social propriety. One’s loyalty to family is primary. After family comes friends and saving face, and finally, one’s duty to the law points out that the well-regarded Chinese sociologist, Fey Shiaw-Tong, (differential-order theory) proposes that in Chinese culture, the closeness of the relationship determines the level of treatment one receives. Using employees of domestic businesses in Taiwan, was able to show that social distance in interpersonal relationships influences ethical orientation. Attitude about ethical behavior and subjective norms of perception strongly influence ethical behavior in Chinese dominated business organizations. Ethical behavior, or morality is viewed within the context of the relationship (Haley, Haley, Tan 2004). Without a significant relationship, the duty of ethical action is diminished.”

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Chinese Innovation- Chinese Knockoffs

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


china brends - all brends

from here

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Funny Chinese Photo, Do You Agree

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


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470 × 345

funnyfailpictures.com

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Only in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


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400 × 300

luanpa.net

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Can You Do This in China?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


from here:

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Funny Chinese Menu

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


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I Agree With You Mr. Chinaman- Funny Chinese Sign

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


Here is something that the Chinese and I agree upon.
from this site:

funny chinese signboard fuck vegetables Fuck Vegetables

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Head Honchos Unite in Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 11, 2011


Right now all of the head chicoms have swooped upon Beijing ensuring the profitability of the local brothels and bars. The real purpose of the meeting is to ‘chart the path of the glorious China for the next five years’ or succinctly put, to decide on the appropriate percentage of bribes ext acted from every singular event that transpires in the center kingdom thus ensuring that upon retirement the local thgs can move to countries unencumbered by the graft, pollution and political muck they have created here and live a comfortable yet meaningless existence.

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