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Two-Way Culture Shock:A humorous look at when Westerners encounter bizarre Chinese culture

Author: Yi Gang Yi iangnan
ISBN: 978-7-5085-2323-1
Original Region: China
Original Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
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The Two-Way Culture Shock art collection was inspired by the mutual fascination

between foreign travelers in China and the Chinese. The creators of the Two-Way

Culture Shock art collection had three purposes in mind. The first is simply to let the audiences have some fun, regardless of age or nationality. The second purpose is to spark conversations and cultural exchanges—to let art serve as an entry point for further exploration. And the third purpose is to preserve and promote some disappearing Chinese cultural traditions.

WhileTwo-Way Culture Shock is a dual-language publication, the English version is not a direct translation of the Chinese content. Rather, the English portion is written with the international audience in mind—Chinese cultural elements are introduced with the assumption that the audience has no prior knowledge of them.

One unique element ofTwo-Way Culture Shock is that the sources of fascination and enjoyment are different for Chinese and foreigners. Most native Chinese are already familiar with the cultural elements introduced in the paintings, and they are fascinated by the lighthearted participation of foreigners. The foreigners, on the other hand, tend to be fascinated by what they see as the bizarre Chinese culture elements.

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