The better you understand the basic aspects of American culture,
the better you will be able to interact constructively with
Americans and achieve your objectives while you are living
Remember, you do not have to agree with
the Americans’ ideas
or behavior in order to understand them.
Discussing the “culture” of
a large and diverse country such as the United States is
not easy. Some general
differences between Chinese and American culture are
presented here in the form of a chart. Remember these are generalizations,
subject to exceptions and refinement. They can serve as starting
points for understanding.