The girl at the baggage claim : explaining the East-West culture gap (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The girl at the baggage claim : explaining the East-West culture gap

Author: Gish Jen
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A personal, provocative, informative, and entertaining study of the different idea Asians and Westerners have of the self and how this plays out in our differing approaches to art, learning, politics, business, and almost everything else"-- Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gish Jen
ISBN: 9781101947821 1101947829 9781524711115 152471111X
OCLC Number: 1033433641
Notes: Index.
Description: xviii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: We edit the world --
Three edits --
A telling irritation --
Some helpful background --
Part II: The flexi-self --
What is a flexi-self? --
Boundary blurring --
The genius and the master --
Testing, testing --
Patterns and training --
Part III: The big pit self --
How WEIRD we are --
America, an explanation --
Part IV: Meetings and mixings --
Our talking, our selves --
In praise of Ambidependence --
Greatness in two flavors.
Responsibility: Gish Jen.

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"A personal, provocative, informative, and entertaining study of the different idea Asians and Westerners have of the self and how this plays out in our differing approaches to art, learning, politics, business, and almost everything else"-- Provided by publisher.

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