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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

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Meograph is the easiest way to create multimedia stories.

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Here's a great way to engage students in learning about China and its culture they can easily share with others.

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:59 AM

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US China Cultural Connections
Cross-cultural connections between China and the United States
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Cultural Understanding & Translation | There are many differences ...

Cultural Understanding & Translation | There are many differences ... | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Translation is often described as an art form. It requires more than just an understanding of words and converting them from one language into another. Translation requires a deep understanding of culture ...

Professional translators are experts in their field and their experience is crucial when it comes to helping businesses sell their products and services overseas. However, translation alone is often not enough in creating a truly international business. Companies should embrace local cultures and understand the social norms and customs of the target audience in order to succeed.

 

Every single country has different norms related to doing business which stem from the historical events in those countries and are engrained in their psyche of the population. We're going to look more closely into norms of Chinese culture as their economy has been growing at an amazing rate, whilst most of the western world has been in recession; and, of course, they have very strong cultural values which are quite different from those in the western world.

 

Even such a relatively small thing as a business card can make or break a relationship in China. It's imperative to understand the business card etiquette. We all know that our business cards represent the brands we work for and one can learn a lot from the way the business card is designed and printed. This is even more important in China and attending a meeting without business cards translated into Chinese does almost irreparable damage to the business relationship. Even if the people you're meeting speak and write in perfect English, your cards must be translated.


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:31 PM

"Translation is often described as an art form and we certainly agree. It requires more than just an understanding of words and converting them from one language directly into another. Translation requires a deeper understanding of cultures; both of the culture you're translating into and the culture you're translating from ..."

Rodolfo Maslias's curator insight, April 6, 2013 2:26 AM

To make a good translation, you must travel from the one culture to the other...

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Google Glass may face competition from Chinese search engine

Google Glass may face competition from Chinese search engine | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
China's search engine equivalent to Google is secretly working on a Glass-like wearable device that may or may not ever see the light of day.

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Meograph is the easiest way to create multimedia stories.

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Here's a great way to engage students in learning about China and its culture they can easily share with others.

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:59 AM

Nice new tool. Free and no sign up to try it out.

Sharolyn S. Griffith's curator insight, April 6, 2013 12:00 PM

This looks cool!  Have to try!

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Globally Competitive Does Not Mean Globally Competent

Globally Competitive Does Not Mean Globally Competent | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
America's schoolchildren today are regularly out-tested on math, science, history and English scores by students from around the world. But it's not our students' fault.
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In China, blame for the USC victims

In China, blame for the USC victims | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
After USC graduate students Ming Qu and Ying Wu were shot and killed earlier this month, the Chinese student community in America was saddened, shocked and frightened.
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How China's New Love Affair with U.S. Private Schools Is Changing Them Both

How China's New Love Affair with U.S. Private Schools Is Changing Them Both | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
As Chinese students flood private American high schools, aided by high-priced "consultants," they are changing concepts of success and security back home, and leading ambitious schools to seek out more of the eager (and often full-paying)...
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SHANGHAI CALLING | Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton, Zhu Zhu, Geng Le, Alan Ruck

SHANGHAI CALLING | Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton, Zhu Zhu, Geng Le, Alan Ruck | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Filmed entirely on location in Shanghai, SHANGHAI CALLING is a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land.
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Chinese Students in American High Schools 美国的中国小留学生

中国小留学生在美国私立中学的生活...
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Chinese Students Lose as U.S. Schools Exploit Need

Chinese Students Lose as U.S. Schools Exploit Need | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Seeking the world’s best education, Guan Wang’s parents in northeast China paid an agency there $4,700 to get her into a premier American boarding school in 2009.
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Leveling the Playing Field on Cross-Cultural Teams

Leveling the Playing Field on Cross-Cultural Teams | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Multicultural teams are ubiquitous in today's business environment, and a lot has been written about them.
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OER around the world: 26 countries in 26 slides

Continuing our theme of highlighting OER perspectives around the world, here's a presentation by POERUP team at OER13 in Nottingham - an overview of open educational resources policies worldwide, b...

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A guide to open educational resources : JISC

A guide to open educational resources : JISC | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Find out about open educational resources(OER)and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide. Improve the way that you create, share and use OER by using our guide.

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Peace Corps | Coverdell World Wise Schools

Peace Corps | Coverdell World Wise Schools | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S.
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University of Vermont’s global push begins in China

University of Vermont’s global push begins in China | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
The 67 students at UVM from mainland China comprise a vanguard in the school’s evolving strategic plan to ramp up its share of undergraduates from overseas.
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The end of cheap China

The end of cheap China | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
TRAVEL by ferry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, in one of the regions that makes China the workshop of the world, and an enormous billboard greets you: “Time is Money, Efficiency is Life”.
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Tjc ChinaStudies's curator insight, May 25, 2015 12:44 PM

China is becoming more expensive to produce goods in, with increasing labour costs being the culprit. can china still remain as factory of the world?

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Clash of Civilizations: The Confusion of Being a Chinese Student in America

Clash of Civilizations: The Confusion of Being a Chinese Student in America | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
The way Americans talk about China can often seem hostile, frustrating, or altogether irreconcilable with the world as a newcomer from China knows it...
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Not Chinese enough in China? Chinese-Americans caught between 2 worlds

Not Chinese enough in China? Chinese-Americans caught between 2 worlds | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
BEIJING – Asian-Americans continue to be the fastest growing ethnic population in the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released on Wednesday.
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Chinese Students Plunge Gamely Into Unfamiliar U.S. Admissions Process - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Chinese Students Plunge Gamely Into Unfamiliar U.S. Admissions Process - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
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Is Your Website Lost in Translation? :The Cross-cultural Connector

Is Your Website Lost in Translation? :The Cross-cultural Connector | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it

The “language of business” is based around the common denominator of currency. Business decisions are made on whether that currency will make you more currency, cover your expenses and leave enough for expansion. But in today’s atmosphere of global trade, the language of business has become a literal term.


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Managing Confrontation in Multicultural Teams

Managing Confrontation in Multicultural Teams | US China Cultural Connections | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that a little confrontation from time to time is constructive, right? And the classic business literature confirms it.
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