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Q: How can one easily adopt the Chinese characters

How do i easily adopt or learn Chinese way of life

5 weeks 3 days ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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Your question is confusing (as many questions on here are). You do not provide enough context to decipher what your true intent is. When you mentioned Chinese characters, it implies to me that you want to know how to learn the Chinese language better. But then you mention about learning the Chinese way of life. That indicates to me that you want to learn more about their culture and society. 

 

The easiest answer for both scenarios is to put yourself out there. Have a passion and dedication for it. Be inquisitive and research through personal experience, as well as through the internet. 

 

After 9 years living in China, I have yet to learn the language in any manner to have a conversation with Chinese people without the help of a translator. I just do not have a passion to learn new languages. But I do have a very good understanding of culture and the dynamics of their societies. I found their traditions and the lightning fast evolution of their culture taking place in the 21st century to be fascinating. Being an outsider, and having been here to see the transitions occurring is something that interests me greatly. 

 

For example, being a high school teacher, I have been here long enough to observe the transition of the culture of teen relationships. What was once taboo in many respects has very quickly evolved into a much more open and accepting culture of youth dating. In fact, it has rapidly evolved to begin accepting gay relationships among their peers. I feel almost as an anthropologist hidden behind a duck screen observing a society covertly as things change. 

 

As the older generation dies off with their rigid cultural and societal expectations of days long passed, and the younger generation being influenced by western and universal cultural ideals through music, movies, and the internet, they are the future of China. To watch the hardline of governmental control and involvement in society being remolded for a 21st century future of younger "politicians" is exciting. Where it leads is anyone's guess. Much like it must have been going from a Chairman Mao's socialist/communist regime to a country that developed a balancing act with those beliefs with capitalism and more independent freedoms that changed China forever. 

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Your question is confusing (as many questions on here are). You do not provide enough context to decipher what your true intent is. When you mentioned Chinese characters, it implies to me that you want to know how to learn the Chinese language better. But then you mention about learning the Chinese way of life. That indicates to me that you want to learn more about their culture and society. 

 

The easiest answer for both scenarios is to put yourself out there. Have a passion and dedication for it. Be inquisitive and research through personal experience, as well as through the internet. 

 

After 9 years living in China, I have yet to learn the language in any manner to have a conversation with Chinese people without the help of a translator. I just do not have a passion to learn new languages. But I do have a very good understanding of culture and the dynamics of their societies. I found their traditions and the lightning fast evolution of their culture taking place in the 21st century to be fascinating. Being an outsider, and having been here to see the transitions occurring is something that interests me greatly. 

 

For example, being a high school teacher, I have been here long enough to observe the transition of the culture of teen relationships. What was once taboo in many respects has very quickly evolved into a much more open and accepting culture of youth dating. In fact, it has rapidly evolved to begin accepting gay relationships among their peers. I feel almost as an anthropologist hidden behind a duck screen observing a society covertly as things change. 

 

As the older generation dies off with their rigid cultural and societal expectations of days long passed, and the younger generation being influenced by western and universal cultural ideals through music, movies, and the internet, they are the future of China. To watch the hardline of governmental control and involvement in society being remolded for a 21st century future of younger "politicians" is exciting. Where it leads is anyone's guess. Much like it must have been going from a Chairman Mao's socialist/communist regime to a country that developed a balancing act with those beliefs with capitalism and more independent freedoms that changed China forever. 

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