I have found that all of our clients are interested in learning about Chinese culture and customs as well as learning to speak Chinese.
Chinese culture is rich and profound. It has the richest historical records. Chinese have been most historically-minded. Perhaps, China has more historical records than the whole world put together. This guess will not be far from truth. She has a great deal of historical records from the pre-Christian era, not to mention the matchless twenty-six history books of the imperial dynasties. She is not the home of Buddhism, but she boasts of the richest Buddhist scriptures.**
China is wonderous and awe-inspiring. It has a history of five thousand years. It is the only continuous ancient civilization. Other ancient civilizations have changed, discontinued, withered or perished. Why is it so enduring? Why is it so coherent, often sticking to itself, remaining undivided? Why is it so dynamic, always able to revive, regenerate and revitalise itself? Why is it an immortal phoenix able to rise again on its ashes? These are enduring questions. Nobody can give a complete answer, full stop. They will stimulate intellect, provoke interest, engage investigation.**
I have come to realize that even if I am reborn a thousand times in China I will never fully understand this awesome country and her people. Every day I learn something new that amazes me. How wonderful that my work as a consultant in China allows me to share my adventure with others.
We spend time with our Clients talking about with them about Chinese culture and customs, presenting workshops as well as recommending resources for them.
We think that the best way to learn about Chinese culture, customs and language is to spend time in China.
**A Brief Introduction to Chinese Culture at Pasadena City College