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There are things that are common in China that may seem strange to 'Westerners', such as work culture & influence of social ranking when finding a mate/partner. But what Chinese people find strange when visiting Europe?

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1. People in the west like to use some strange Chinese characters as their tattoos.

David Beckham has a tattoo “生死有命,富贵在天”(which means life and death is by one’s fate while wealth and honor by God)on his body. The Chinese charaters are grass script(which originates from Han Dynasty) in Chinese calligraphy.


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2. People in the west appreciate tanned skin.

People in the west appreciate tanned skin so that they specially go to the beach to get suntanned. However, in China, white skin is a symbol of beauty. People may use sun cream, sunshades and take skin whitening medicines to have white skins. Besides, being exposed to the sunshine can cause harm to the skin. I don’t understand why so many westerners enjoy sunbathing.


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3. People in the west take showers in the morning.

In China, people take showers at night before going to bed. One may sweat and have dusts covering on cloths after a day’s work. I’m surprised to find that many westerners also take shower in the morning. In China, we do not have time to do so because we are hurried to school or work and actually no one has this kind of habit.



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4. Care After Birth

We are shocked that it takes quite short time for Western women to regain strength, bond with her baby and go back to work after giving birth and they can drink cold water. In China, new moms practice the tradition of postpatum confinement. The confinement usually lasts a month(it is called Zuoyuezi坐月子), during which the moms should not go out to be protected from wind and should not drink cold water.


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