Essays on China Pre-Tour - Cultural and Social Adjustment Process Case Study

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The paper "China Pre-Tour - Cultural and Social Adjustment Process" is a great example of a business case study.   A reflective journal is a way of expressing one’ s personal experiences, success, and failure in a certain activity. A reflective journal is used in expressing various viewpoints and perspectives. By reflecting on one's theories and ideas about cultural norms, it becomes able to connect the experiences of life with what is real. This paper explains my reflection presents divergent aspects that I anticipate to meet during the tour to Fudan University.

This report is explaining my life to a child in China and how I have changed boundaries to Australia to study and now coming back to China for a study tour. Tentatively, it highlights a theoretical perspective on the cultural differences between Australia and China. Growing up in China from the age of sixteen, I always enjoyed everything in Chinese culture and never imagined that I could change to different culture apart from Chinese. Life was so obvious that I always felt comfortable growing up as a Chinese kid. At a young age, most of my studies were in the Chinese language; where I joined Senior school after attaining 13 years of age.

In the course of my Senior school studies, I learnt German, English and French. All my studies at a young age were in the Chinese language up to the age of 13 years when I joined a senior school that I was able to encounter languages like English French and Germany. Throughout my studies, I had not anticipated traveling abroad in pursuit of better education. As a proud Chinese citizen, learning in a foreign country was a new concept; but exciting getting to know a new culture.

As I continued my studies, I never thought of studying in because I was so proud of being a Chinese citizen and, therefore, wanted to develop myself in my country. As a teenager, I dreamt of being a doctor, where Fudan University got my greatest attention given its performance in the academic platform. Whereas Shanghai has a lot to offer, as an academician, a tour to this university could satisfy my childhood anticipation.

I could argue that my experience within Australia has not been an easy task, rather educational and challenging. Given my Chinese background information access was limited as the government-controlled this. Whereas information is imperative, the government has direct control of information access and that it allows us to view and learn about the information that has been filtered. After furthering my studies in Australia, I came to learn and understand the culture of my home country and understand various aspects of our political and social background. Within limited boundaries, it is increasingly constrained boundaries it is impossible to understand various components of my culture while at China.

Presently, I have a widened view of this, and I am capable of understanding various concepts that I had no prior knowledge of freedom. Evidently, the Chinese people do not know what freedom is, given that I came to learn of social media websites in Australia, notably Facebook and Instagram. The government controls such as social media platforms.

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