Published: April 2021

Weiterbildung, 4, 2021, pp 38-41

The Chinese language has many expressions of politeness such as “Li rang” or comity and “Rang li” or ceding profit. Yet, there is a contradiction between an image of Chinese amity and hospitality in private and the brashness exhibited in public places. Several factors explain this, not least the social anxiety of living in such a populous country.

Keywords
China, Chinese, Chinese society, politeness, culture