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Question about chivalry in China.
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Curious About China
2011-03-21 03:57:46 UTC
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Hi:

Is it common in China for a 15-year-old boy to be gentlemanly to a 14-
year-old girl and *not* hit her even if she hits him first?


Thanks
Wusong
2011-03-21 12:54:56 UTC
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On Mar 20, 11:57 pm, Curious About China
Post by Curious About China
Is it common in China for a 15-year-old boy to be gentlemanly to a 14-
year-old girl and *not* hit her even if she hits him first?
Thanks
14 and 15-year-old children are Middle School children, by which time
they would be taught all the necessary civics observed in their
community. If a 14-year-old girl were to hit a 15-year-old boy in
China, she must have a damn good reason for doing it, and more likely
than not, he deserved it, even had it been here in the West. Had they
been Muslims, then the issue would be totally different.

The concept of being a gentleman in the West doesn't necessarily
coincide with those of other parts of the world. This is why many
foreigners in the U.S. appear to be "barbaric". Luckily many
foreigners who come to settle in the U.S. have themselves received
some form of Western schooling, and their children are sent to
American schools that teach them the basic rules of Western conduct.

You are welcome.
Wusong
2011-03-21 17:57:12 UTC
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On 3月20日, 下午11时57分, Curious About China
Post by Curious About China
Is it common in China for a 15-year-old boy to be gentlemanly to a 14-
year-old girl and *not* hit her even if she hits him first?
Thanks
Is this a trick question? Did the girl hit the boy during a martial
arts sparring session? :-)

14 and 15-year-old children are Middle School children, by which time
they would be taught all the necessary civics observed in their
community. If a 14-year-old girl were to hit a 15-year-old boy in
China, she must have had a damn good reason for doing it, and more
likely than not, he deserved it, and would not return the blow, even
had it been here in the West. Had they been Muslims, then the issue
would be totally different.

The concept of being a gentleman in the West doesn't necessarily
coincide with those of other parts of the world. This is why many
foreigners in the U.S. appear to be "barbaric". Luckily however, many
foreigners who come to settle in the U.S. have themselves received
some form of Western schooling, and their children are sent to
American schools that teach them the basic rules of Western conduct.

You are most welcome.
Mercato
2013-06-13 21:54:37 UTC
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