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The girl at the baggage claim : explaining the East-West culture gap / Gish Jen

by Jen, Gish.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition.Description: xviii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781101972069; 1101972068.Subject(s): East and West | Social psychology | Culture conflict | Culture | International relations | International economic relations
Contents:
Part I: We edit the world -- Three edits -- A telling irritation -- Some helpful background -- Part II: The flexi-self -- What is a flexi-self? -- Boundary blurring -- The genius and the master -- Testing, testing -- Patterns and training -- Part III: The big pit self -- How WEIRD we are -- America, an explanation -- Part IV: Meetings and mixings -- Our talking, our selves -- In praise of Ambidependence -- Greatness in two flavors
Summary: "A personal, provocative, informative, and entertaining study of the different idea Asians and Westerners have of the self and how this plays out in our differing approaches to art, learning, politics, business, and almost everything else"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295) and index

Part I: We edit the world -- Three edits -- A telling irritation -- Some helpful background -- Part II: The flexi-self -- What is a flexi-self? -- Boundary blurring -- The genius and the master -- Testing, testing -- Patterns and training -- Part III: The big pit self -- How WEIRD we are -- America, an explanation -- Part IV: Meetings and mixings -- Our talking, our selves -- In praise of Ambidependence -- Greatness in two flavors

"A personal, provocative, informative, and entertaining study of the different idea Asians and Westerners have of the self and how this plays out in our differing approaches to art, learning, politics, business, and almost everything else"--

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