Understanding Your East Asian Friends Part 2


In this second part of the Understanding Your East Asian Friends course, we unpack important aspects of the East Asian mindset and examine how they play out in everyday life.  We look at concepts like face, politeness, and relationships, as well as indirect communication and working with people from honor-shame cultures.  We will also consider the Asian understanding of the spirit world.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to the concept of “face”

    • Face, Guilt and Shame

2. Relationships

    • The Challenge of Indirectness
    • Guanxi

3. Understanding the Spirit World

    • What does the Bible Say?
    • Historical and Contemporary Thinking