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mercoledì 17 settembre 2014
Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted? (NPR)
"The prevailing ethical system in traditional China is based on close-knit community ties, kinship ties." Yan says in traditional, agrarian society, Chinese sharply divided people into two categories: those they knew and those they didn't. "A person might treat other people in the person's social group very, very nicely," he says. "But turn around, when facing to a stranger, and [a person might] tend to be very suspicious. And whenever possible, might take advantage of that stranger."
[...] butAs more young Chinese are exposed to the world, Yan expects them to continue to adopt a newer, more modern notion: empathy.