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Lights & Shadows: Discoveries Away From Home: Perspectives on American, German and Chinese Cultures by [Li, Gertraude Roth]
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Living in a foreign country: Does the idea thrill you? Scare you? Are you a good fit for your destination? Find out how people think and relate differently. Gain a wider vision. In "Lights & Shadows: Discoveries Away From Home" dozens of American, German and Chinese expats share their thoughts and feelings about what they learned when living as a foreigner in one of these three cultures. Though some of their comments may shock you, they will also help you see your home country through the eyes of another culture. Compare their views and experiences to your own. Recognize the disadvantages, perhaps even some of the dangers, that stem from a limited view. “Lights & Shadows” is not about different food habits or about bowing or shaking hands for a greeting. Instead it takes you on a journey that challenges you to ponder your own priorities and assumptions. If you have an open mind and are curious, you will love this thought-provoking book. Arm yourself with a cultural passport and start on your global journey today.

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Gertraude Roth Li holds a Ph.D. in history and Asian languages and is fluent in the three relevant languages. She grew up in Germany, has lived in the US, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Japan and worked in refugee resettlement and international exchange.

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  • File Size: 3206 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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