Body-language and nonverbal communication

Tag "social life"









Pictures of the radical change in China

We all know about the radical change in China. It’s obvious as change happens everywhere. Change always is embodied in daily life. Just have a look at some photos which show the big difference in social life, in urbanisation, in the job and in relationship. Look at China, say 30 years ago, and look at China today.

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What is harmony vs. cohesion?

China is famous and well-known for the basic value “harmony”. In former times and today. Harmony characterizes philosophy, culture, society and politics. It seems that life is harmony, or it should be like this.

The concept of harmony in Chinese culture comes from music. Confucianism played a key part in the formulation of the earliest form of Chinese music, Qin. Qin music illustrates the concept of harmony through its techniques such as the level of pressure and the speed of tempo, which symbolize Yin and Yang and the different temperature in the four seasons. (If you want to read more look here ………Music, under Confucian concepts, has the power to transform people to become more civilized and the goal of music is to create balance within individuals, nature and society. Leading people “back to the correct direction in life” not only

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Behaviour patterns and Confucianism

Confucianism does encourage certain types of behavior while discouraging other types of behavior in the pursuit of harmony. All has to do with family life  and hierarchy in families. And of course the corresponding tradition.

Chinese society seems to be highly paternalistic. which obviously can be seen by looking at typical family behaviour patterns und of course patterns of body expression. And the herewith connected way of body contact, gender relationship and seuality……………..

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Confucianism and the Family

by George A. De Vos















It is a very interesting book for those who want to explore more and deeper the relationsship of old traditions and family life in Japan. You will see how important the Confucianism was for establishing and regualting family and social life. Up to now. By reading you will …………………………..

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More to familism

again I address to the lectures at the DCAP Heidelberg Congress on “body and soul” in East and West. Well family in China is related to relatives and the state. You could say: ” the family is identical to a small state and a state is identical to a family”. Therefore you could focus it to the following three rules:……………………

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Collective Emotions

The common parlance is convinced that you experience the world in the way, in the mood you’re.  It is also convinced that you look at the world in your very personal way and you react to it the same.

Meanwhile scientific research confirms this. I will pick out two main branches of science to illustrate this. The one is the concept of affect-logic based on…………

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