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How do Chinese and Westerners view FAIRNESS differently?

Feb 07, 2020
 

Understanding the Chinese historical and cultural context of FAIRNESS will enable you to adjust your approach to achieve real breakthroughs.

Western definition of FAIR = to be free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice (which is generally based on the law and legal precedence)

Chinese characters meaning FAIR = 公平 (gōngpíng)

• 公 means public, collectively owned, common
• 平 means equal, calm, peaceful

In other words, Chinese traditionally view FAIRNESS as something that is collectively shared in a peaceful manner.

CONTEXT - As Chinese society transitions toward capitalism, with fewer goods distributed by its rulers, individual expectations have evolved to what appears more selfish with regards to FAIRNESS.

Understanding the Chinese historical and cultural context of FAIRNESS will enable you to adjust your approach to achieve real breakthroughs.

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