I’ve been trying so hard to explain to people how Chinese people are like and this video really helped.
China has a long history itself. It is impossible to tell people everything in a day. I would rather say that Chinese is one of the most complicated group of people in the world. What’s more, Chinese people enjoy being complicated. In fact, that’s part of the fun.
Most of the time, Chinese jokes came with multiple meanings. The story is telling one thing, but there’s always another unspoken meaning behind it. That’s why Chinese culture is so difficult to be understood by other people. The intelligence of understanding certain talking in Chinese is essential if a person wants to gain a place in China.
To figure out what a Chinese is thinking could take you a long time. This leads us back to what the video been saying, ‘Chinese people are frank yet tactic, honest yet sophisticated, suspicious yet gullible, stand for the golden mean yet extreme.’ Maybe a Chinese mind is just too complecated that the person is confused by himself as well. And that explains why Chinese people tend not to speak too much and the unspoken language is more important most of the time.
The thing is, on one hand, China is trying to communicate with the world and let more people know about this place, on the other hand, China is really diversed and hard to explain the real life in the country. Anyway, I would say, just come to China, and you should find out by yourself. Maybe there would be different versions about China in different people’s mind.