Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Growing lovesickness in Europe and China

More and more young people, around the age of 27 to 35 moan about lovesickness. Of course everybody knows that this feeling is a part of life. But it is also part of life that after some time of moaning people find a new partner with whom they relate.

The fact I talk about is relevant in so far as more and more of those people also complain about the shortness of their relationships. This means a love relationship lasts not so long as it did before. The people in Germany therefore already talk about “Generation lovesickness”.

Of course there are many reasons for this development in society and yet one can say that the speed, fragmentation and the essential change of the work is one main reason for that. People live in a spiral of always getting faster, higher, richer and so on. There is no ……..

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Wall, Wall, Wall (Journey to China No.6)

There are at least three different kinds of walls in China. They are typical for China.

First of all there is the famous Great Wall. It is a territorial wall. A wall to protect against the enemies who live outside in the world. A wall to defend the own country successfully. A wall to keep the country together.  And a wall to demonstrate power.

Secondly there is the wall around the Forbidden City. It is an ……..

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Young Chinese don’t look back

A scientific research from Beijing-University shows that 87 % of young Chinese engineers and natural scientists don’t want to return to China after their studies. Though Chinese government and Chinese economy have done a big investment in improving the conditions and requirements for motivation this result seems to be an alarm-signal.

The loss of those well-trained and high-performing specialists is borne by a well-trained competent and creative base of talents.

Therefore China does a lot of ………..

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Communicating food and meals by photos in web 2.0 (part 2)

Perhaps you remember what I posted yesterday on communicating food and meals via web 2.0. Here you will find more aspects:


  •  if you also show your friends dining together with you, that you are socially well accepted, and that you are insofar successful.
  • Relating this to the change in family structure at least in Germany you can see that families in Germany get smaller and the dining tables grow bigger.
  • If people comment this in social media with „LIKE“ they ………..
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Communicating food and meals by photos in web 2.0 (part 1)

Why do so any people take photos of their meals? And post them even while eating?

This phenomena is so common that most of us don`t these questions. Let me take some time to think about it and share my ideas. The German professor Eva Barlösius just published a book, called „sociology of meals / eating“. The conclusions of her study convinced me at  once. Here is a very brief summary, in order not to disturb you while eating. J

  • Since centuries already it is common that people present their meals. Nowadays via photo. Years or ages ago via paintings. You will find, ……………
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 is online since one year 🙂

One year ago I started with One year full of interesting experience, inspiring experience, doubts, hesitation, fresh energy, supporting feedback and courage to go on.

My main interest is and was to write about intercultural communication under the special perspective of body language that means nonverbal communication. To follow this road is carried by being convinced that this perspective is a broad perspective. Much broader than photographic body language often is reduced to. Body language always, in all cultures, is expression and impression at the same time. It is born in a certain society, culture and always related to the setting, the context. Body language is part of dialogue, communication und acting. And body language is created in and by dialogue.

I hope you will be interested in my posts as you did before. Of course I thank you for your support by communicating the link to your friends or other people. Or by feedback. Or by posting yourself. Please feel fre to post yorself whatever you think its worth to be reported. — All of course has to be related to body languaga, nonverbal intercultural communication.

You are welcome!!!!!

From tomorrow on I will start with a little photo story, which is related of course to body language. A story with one tiny chapter each day. You alread get a little curious? I hope so. 🙂



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Dogmatism versus flowers where I live

It should not be intimidated by the dogmatist,
and the right partner should try to see the flowers,
that grow on our land still can.
We have not finished discussion culture
but should not shy away from the work of cultivating.
This should develop thoughts.
Therefore, no thought be condemned.
We should teach each other (be), not pedantic,
but as one of my Jewish friends once said,
how to learn Jewish dances.
We can develop our thoughts here ever
and we should not be intimidated by the rights holders,
to even be dogmatist.
The place
where we are right
At the place where we are right,
will never grow flowers
in the spring.
The place where we are right,
is hard and trampled
like a court.
Doubt and love but
lighten up the world
like a mole, like a plow.
And a whisper is heard
at the place where the house stood,
which was destroyed.
Yehuda Amichai:
* 3 May 1924 in Würzburg; † 22 September 2000 in Jerusalem


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With creativity against smog

well Bejing just like other big cities in China suffer from terrible smog and air pollution. We often experience similar smog over here in Germany and Europe. Thus not as intensive as people in China have to endure.

There is another interesting difference between China and Europe. It is the way how people react to this. Over here we protest, we demonstrate for better air. We criticize politics and companies and of course all those car drivers, who better could take the train in these days.

But we are not as creative as the Chinese are when you look at the wonderfully made masks.

Have a look and enjoy. But don`t forget, good air, healthy breathing is one important base to live on or to live by.

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What is strange, who is strange and why, people think, somebody is strange?

I will tell you a little story about a man who as a child, born in Romania, came to Germany at the age of four. In Romania he was brought up in a very old German speaking and German rooted community. So he was used to the German language and the German culture. In those days this German rooted community was addressed as a strange community in Romania, a community of stranger, though they had the Romanian nationality. To bring it to the point: They were Romanians and not Romanians. They were Germans and they were not Germans.

The German government in those days was interested in the reintegration of such German speaking and rooted communities here in Germany. As I was told, German government paid some thousand German Marks for a grown-up person and ……….

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Herbert Rosendorfer – Letters back to ancient China
“The novel Letters back to ancient China (1983) was a bestseller in Germany and translated into many languages. The Chinese mandarin Kao-Tai is transported in a time machine from the Middle Kingdom of around 1000 AD to the Bavarian capital Munich today. He is not quick to recover from the shocks of a historical and cultural trip. In letters to his friend in ancient China he describes the bizarreness of modern life with the bignoses in Min-chen………
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