China is a dynamic country full of opportunity for people who understand how to navigate the culture and language. Taking advantage of opportunities in China requires an open-minded attitude towards the uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Cooperative, cross-cultural relationships require self-knowledge and the willingness to uncover one’s own biases.
This blog presents information on China from a Western perspective and takes a comparative approach. The exposition and evaluation of cultural differences and similarities provides readers opportunities to deeply consider their own actions and biases, thereby creating within themselves a organic readiness for strategic change.
My blog aspires to transform knowledge and analysis of China’s culture and philosophy into practical suggestions for businesspersons. With a sophisticated and targeted approach to studying China, you’ll save valuable time and more effectively cultivate prosperous business relationships.
Experience & Education
My advice comes from a combination of personal experience and academic study. I’m conversational in Mandarin and Japanese. I am a seasoned traveler throughout East Asia, having lived in Japan and traveled in South Korea and China (including the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan).
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Arts, Philosophy
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada)
Bachelor of Commerce in International Business (focus on Contemporary China)
University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George, Canada)
In my free time I enjoy playing piano and singing. I also picked up a xiāo flute (箫) on my most recent trip to China and am making modest progress learning to play it! My other activities include fitness and yoga. I am a former yoga instructor.
500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Yoga Teacher College (Vancouver, Canada)
20 hour Rocket (Power) Teacher Training
One Yoga for the People (Vancouver, Canada)