We to certain degree may see
Taiwanese personality through citizens' (governmental officials, legislators,
medical field workers, countrymen, etc) reacting to SARS during that fatal
period ... (Pls ref. to the book and
media during SARS , ps:
is severe acute respiratory syndrome)
scared the fatal disease (SARS) and scrambled to buy masks, however, business men took this
opportunity to keep masks on warehouse and bull the market (forcing
up price) for making exorbitant high profits,
uncertain news pointed out some legislators (similar to Congressmen or Senators
in the US) intervened/meddled in and tried to benefit
themselves by using this national disaster or calamity
... all these led to insufficient supply of N95 masks,
hence medical personnel and public health workers like
M.D. and nurses in the front can not help but reuse their N95 masks ―
their lives therefore were in risk. (each N95 should be used for a short time,
then needs to be replaced )
◎ Suspicious SARS infected people
intentionally lied their past medical history (seeking medical
advices in epidemic-area hospital) so that they will not be rejected by better
hospitals, this led to an outbreak and SARS spreading, and endangering or
harming medical workers.
◎ Taiwanese people don't
abide by the principle of house quarantine
― some scholar just came back from Hong Kong suppose
comply with house quarantine for 10 days, but this
person went to school to teach lessons and then went overseas.
◎ Mayor took
the lead to sabotage SARS patients' transfering to other
hospital ― 3 suspicious SARS patients were arranged by
the Health government for hospital transfer, but the destination's city
Mayor, Chair of city council, councilors and many
borough chiefs, gathering crowds blocked the street at
front of the emergency room by vehicles and their bodies, and forced the
ambulance back to original hospital, this conflict won't be stop if
this country's Minister of the Interior and 3 major political
parties' representatives had not mediated this conflict and Taiwan's leader on
Health did not promised SARS won't spread in that city.
◎ Many medical school
students' parents scared SARS and ignored the situation that insufficient
numbers of doctors confronting SARS, hence, those parents
pressed the government to pull 300 intern students out of hospital by reporting
"something" to the Control Yuan that Educational government already
neglected its duty.
Some state hospital paused
emergency and regular medical services (門診),
about 1/3 clinics there stopped their services by all kinds of "reasons" you can
imagine. 124 nurses in a medical center in Southern Taiwan refused to take
care of SARS patients and then resigned, some M.D.s also resigned for the same
◎ Some medical center found hospital
infection and took "block & isolate " strategy, the next day more and more
patients at ward escaped from that hospital, Taiwanese government received
reports from all major medical centers in Northern, Central, Southern Taiwan, the
hospital president, and Infection Control directors concealed
SARS outbreak within the hospital to avoid losing face, avoid dropping
profit-performance, and/or avoid being sealed off the hospital, this
serious situations became major cause that Taiwan's SARS
continued to spread larger and larger.
◎The work ethics, concealing
SARS outbreak, delaying reporting to center government or rejecting SARS
patients to avoid profiting worse are the most important reasons resulting in
hospital onset of infection and spreading SARS from bad to worse in Taiwan.
ps: Chinese version
pls. ref. to the book or brief-text at end of this web-page
Taiwan's image ― weak outwardly,
at home !
Taiwan Coast Guard vessel did little (spraying weak water
like a piss) to
protect Taiwanese fishing boats (came for protecting Diaoyu Islands) from Japan
Coast Guard ship's attacks by firing strong, long-distanced water cannon in
Diaoyu Islands (Senkaku Islands)
In contrast, Taiwan fired
strong water cannon against weak students and civilians in
Sun Flower event at 3-24-2014.
pic: ranked No.1 on Google by
"Taiwanese personality" in Chinese ("台灣人國民性""台灣民族性")
, at 9-11-2017; Ranking No.1 on Google by "Taiwanese personality" in
Chinese, July 20, 2015
Ranking No.2 on US Google by "Taiwanese personality"
No.1 on US Yahoo by "Taiwanese Personality" at 4-24-2015
Are all Taiwanese
obedient citizens ? "台灣只有順民?" The Liberty Times, 1-4-2016
mayor Ko expressed Taiwanese have always been bullied and toyed, hence lost
confidence and passion, Ko concluded that Taiwan only has
docile citizens who surrendered to their "lord", because
according to medical gene experiments, docile dogs mating give birth to docile
dogs, those some of Taiwanese revolted, resisted or rebelled were all killed by their rulers, the rest
of Taiwanese are docile citizens, their children or
descendants are even more docile.
pic: don't be
leaning mailboxes while facing the "wind"
The New York times 9.8.2014:
The authorities in Taiwan are scrambling to
control a tainted-cooking-oil scandal that has affected hundreds of
manufacturers and raised fears about health risks posed in many commonly
consumed food items... the new scandal shows that there is still not enough
being done to eliminate lawbreaking production lines,”
The Liberty Times - Weekender
Industrial bleaching agent,plumping agent
Industrial adhesives Maleic Acid, Sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate
Gypsum of pharmaceutic ,
corn starch, phosphatic, formaldehyde (HCHO), etc were used as foods addictives
for better selling. (for full details pls. ref. to Liberty Times)
Business Today.no.856, 2013 : not only banned colouring
chlorophyllin cooking oil, toxic
dangerous levels of industrialplasticisers,
poor-quality rice, deceptive advertising bakery ... were exposed
in Taiwan media, but also dangerous materials/ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, Rongalite (Sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate dihydrate吊白塊 ) ,
salicylic acid (水楊酸),
NaNO2 nitrite (亞硝酸鹽),
fluorescent whitening/bleaching agent (螢光增白劑), copper salts
(铜鹽), Sudan (蘇丹红),
Butter Yellow(奶油黃), Rhodamine B (鹽基桃紅精), Auramine
H202 (過氧化氫), 4-ethoxyphenylurea(乙氧基苯脲),
Lead oxide (氧化铅),
potassium bromate；bromic acid potassium salt (溴酸钾)
etc food additives were found in Taiwan's black-heart food and cuisine industries.
pic. left: A large Japan Patrol ship was firing water cannon to Taiwanese
fishing boat (left) and Taiwan Coast Guard vessel (middle). news
photo in Apple Daily, 1-25-2013
pic. right: Taiwan police fired strong water
cannon against weak students and civilians in Sun-Flower
movement led by college students... news
photo in Liberty Times, 3-28-'14 (by
★Bradley University survey
& WebMD report :
" Who's No. 1 in
A new international
27, 2005) puts Japan at the
bottom, and the U.S.(score
in sixth place,
almost is in the
last place. The results are
due to appear in an
upcoming issue of
the Journal of
scores were based on
given to nearly
17,000 people in 53
nations. The survey
was translated into
nations are: South Korea, Switzerland, Morocco,
Slovakia, Fiji, Taiwan,
Republic, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Japan.
★University of Chicago, National
Opinion Research Center, "national honor" survey,
A "sense of
national honor" survey in 34 countries pointed
out that Taiwanese overall ranking of the specific
investigation is very behind (29 out of the world's 34 countries)
"The exploration and analysis of Taiwanese
Normal University in ChangHwa
by Hsu C.J. & professor
advisor ZHANG, DE-RONG, 1992
Conclusion ( in brief ) : Taiwanese personality most likely is
utilitarian and traditional.
ps: Baidu (China) : utilitarian
― snobby man, other definitions : believe utility
value, useful function, etc
into Taiwan's national character" article in <the
best-selling newspaper), 曹純
Taiwanese personality had already seriously been distorted after having
experienced 50 years' coercion and enslavement education by KMT (largest
political party in Taiwan).
have no back-bones
and no longer prefer death (by pro. killing) to humiliation, Taiwanese
would rather being raped or being brainwashed for small benefits.
clear distinction between right and wrong,
3. Lacking of
4. Sense of
6. Good part of Taiwanese
character includes simple ,
moderate, compliant (土直
Dec 10, 2005
Ranking No.1 on Google by "Taiwanese
national character" in Chinese at July 20, 2015
"Look through Taiwan's
national character/personality", <Liberty Times>, 12.10.'05
★ The book <The Ugly Side of Taiwanese>
( author : G. Lee 李喬, published in 1988 & 1993,
... USA : 714-8631618)
people were conscious of being an orphan since China had abandoned this
island after having lost a battle to Japan at 1894.
Taiwanese prefer to be
orphan, and prefer to be under control (being indifferent to justice),
and have no conscience to distinguish rightness from wrong.
Taiwanese feel inferior, lowly, humble .... with guilty conscience
( They used to swallow insults and admit their 'guilt'... ) , are willing to be in
inferior ranking status
Too many Taiwanese traitors
betrayed and sold their own
- or even
frame and bring a false charge against innocent Taiwanese for their own
benefits and better tomorrow.
2. In bribery Taiwanese believe.
The Taiwanese believe "money talks", and treat religion as trading or
bribery, nothing to do with soul, spirits.
somebody indoors ,
Selfish, Indifferent to
5. Learnt no lessons from Taiwan's
6. Taiwanese life style, career, and
cultures are far from delicacy, creativity,
( Japan can, but Taiwan can't ! ).
7. Selfish (be worldly wise and play
safe, not run risk for righteousness ), cruel or
cold-bloodedly to other
people's misfortune ( inhumanity/ not
work ethics (business morals) - to sacrifice
others' health or even life.
Brief in Chinese
< 台灣人的醜陋面 >
( author : G. Lee
李喬, published in 1988 & 1993, etc)
is a brief, to avoid translation problem, pls. purchase the book
or refer to
Headline in head-page of <the
United Daily News>, Sept. 3,
Scholars' view : Taiwan's society ―
and too emotional ! "
Ranking No.1 on Google
by "Taiwanese personality" at 1-11-2015
Too irrational and too moody ! ",
<United daily News> 9.3.2009
19, 2010 (A3) :
Although our media in front-line still
have been investigating (Yang's disqualification in
Asian Games) and trying to
find out the truth,
Taiwanese people in the rear already
flew into a fury
for their national emotion ...
15, 2010 : Editorial in Chinese, theme:
Taiwanese people gave a cultural-revolution style public trial on a
referee ") § Concerning
public issues, Taiwanese people are too subjective and moody ... §
Taiwanese Taekwondo association's penalty to Mr. ChengDa-wei is a political judgment for reasons :
(1) Taiwanese people's angers ( lost gold medal, etc )
(2) Athletics units are afraid of high-ranking official
(3) Cheng Da-wei is "alone"
in Taiwan ―
15, 2010 : Editorial in English ― "Punishing
a Taekwondo referee" §
... This incident reflects growing populism in Taiwan and gives us a chance
In recent years, discussions about public issues in
Taiwan are usually dominated by emotional
and subjective rhetoric due to
a fundamental political divergence. §
... We wonder if, in a
civilized society, it is tolerable to use the verdict of public critics
punish a Taekwondo coach? § ... We strongly believe that now is the time
for local society to conduct a deep examination
of its conceit and
The saying "Taiwanese
have no spines/backbones" has been talked about everywhere,
e.g., before the presidential election, most Taiwanese understood the
big gap between the rich and the poor in Taiwan is currently the most
urgent problem to be solved, but, when voting moment came, Taiwanese did
threw justice away, and only took" intimidation/
treat" card into consideration. (「恫嚇牌」)
...... a bunch of Taiwanese, as the
by which Japanese (name 後藤新平)
humiliated Taiwanese, are "Money is
everything/eager for money " and
"not willing to run
big risk for righteousness/justice,
Taiwan's national character
from 400 years ago on, is exactly "dance with" whoever came to be their
only minority did resist
...... Is this sort of slavishness/servility
culture Taiwanese culture?？...
"Taiwan's national character",
<the Liberty Times>, Nov. 17, 2013
brief: National character is the soul
of a nation, Taiwan's soul is collapsing(加速崩解中),
which is largest risk of Taiwan.... Taiwan's leaders in politics and
business are liars and don't like to take any responsibility (e.g., in
cooking oil scandal), their character is so low and lousy...
★<Study on Taiwanese character ─ By historical comparative
Liao, Li Wei ,
Taiwanese people is
likes fighting (struggle or conflict)by nature
is down-to-earth (practical,
seeking instant benefits/success,
willing to strive for
better future. ...
New things best but won't last long
personality includes lacking self-confidence, uneasy, unstable and sad
social value ―
concerning Taiwanese teen (under age)
◎ <the China Times > Oct. 30,
2010 : Taiwanese laugh at the poor, instead of
prostitutes ... that's Taiwan's social value.
◎ <Liberty Times > Oct. 30,
2010 : The social value gives kids wrong concept, ... education
should let kids know .... Money is not everything.
◎ <Apple Daily News > Oct.
30, 2010 : Taiwanese teenagers' moral value weakened .... we
should rebuild our social value system.
Taiwan International >,
Dec. 3, 2008
Taiwan's president Ma
hopes mainland Chinese
society through <Cape No.7>, Taiwan's
all-time grossing film.
<CNA>, April 29, 2012
Dr. C. L. Yang's
latest book「台灣大崩壞」mentions Taiwanese people are short-sighted for money,
for money's sake Taiwan's
populist legislators ( status
similar to Congressman )
influence gov. lacking of fairness and justice......
"Taipei’s Fiery New Mayor Knows Whose Culture Is Best"
- Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je's
On Asian history and colonization:
For the [world’s] four Chinese-speaking regions — Taiwan, Singapore,
Hong Kong, and Mainland China — the longer the colonization, the more
advanced a place is. It’s rather embarrassing. Singapore is better than
Hong Kong; Hong Kong is better than Taiwan; Taiwan is better than the
mainland. I’m speaking in terms of culture.
★"Taiwanese yield to reality" , <the China
Times>, Nov. 15, 2013
position to national identity is vacillating, Wu Dong Ye (NCCU
scholar): Taiwanese mentality condescend (yield to) reality. (泛中國人的比例從64%提升至67%，58%受訪者對國族認同立場反反覆覆表示諒解，說明台灣人屈就現實的心態。
According to a
survey conducted by <Business Today>, Chinese career/working style
(personality) just like the wolf (1. sharp sense to attack when
opportunity comes, 2. very aggressive and sort "greedy" - get it as much
as possible, don't let it go once hold it, 3. team-work to achieve
the goal ), Taiwanese likes the
sheep (mild, nice, attentive, yield, "溫良恭儉讓").
details pls. refer to the link above.
"100 big events in Taiwan's
history" , book author: Lee S.F. (ISBN 9578246250,
"228" political event resulted in :
Taiwanese personality had been seriously
Taiwanese (under long-time colonial governance) were
even more inferior than before, they
tried every efforts to obey the rulers for self-preservation.
Taiwanese feared, despaired and felt
disappointed at politics.
Decoding new generation's
nature ... <the China Times>,
6.11.2014 (解讀Z世代 網路養大
brief: Youngsters participating in
so-called Sun-flower Movement (2014) are "Z generation" (or "N
generation"), they're cultured/cultivated/educated by internet world and
have unconstrained/unregulated and practical/realistic/utilitarian nature.
★<Apple Daily News> Editorial , 11.11.2010
than 1/3 of Taiwanese elites (high education and young & middle-aged
people) prefer immigration, only 13% of Japanese like to do so.
It's pretty sad for a country.
United Daily News>, June 5, 2014
(Living edition A6)
1/3 Taiwanese feel unhappy according
to a local survey. (MD suggests having Vitamin C,
fruits/vegetables to help emotional stability)
< Reader's Digest > , July 25, 2007
A "honesty test"
in last year : the test left behind 30 mid-priced mobile
phones in 35 cities, and watched & called the phone number whenever
someone picked up the phone, to see whether or not that person answered
the phone-call and then return the mobile phone, or will pressed The
default number to contact the owner.
speaking, Chinese society was not too honest in that test, Taipei and
Singapore, both ranked 25th. Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur ranked the
last - 35th.
latest Reader's Digest test reported in Hong Kong that in a test
conducted in 32 cities, Taipei (16 out of 30 people will return the
phone) ranked 27th.(
reported in Hong Kong & by Apple Daily News Taiwan )
★<Apple Daily News> Editorial ,
May 26, 2010
characteristics in Taiwan's characteristics"
: ...Taiwan's characteristics include
― which is short of enough modernization
, that's a problem...
According to a survey by
<Cheers>: The purpose Taiwanese career people born
from 1981 till 1990 work for is "life style" , which is
different from "making a living" that most Taiwanese were,
besides, more than 64% define "success" as "leading a happy
life", 38% as "owning money/richness" , more than 38% are
not willing to compromise "life style" with "hard working
<Apple Daily news>, middle April, 2013
Taiwanese people are the ninth
most honest hotel guests in the world,
according to an
industry survey (Among 28 countries and the region
of Hong Kong ) by Hotels.com
released in 2013, Denmark topped the list,
followed by the Netherlands and Norway, China and USA are
the 6th from the last in the survey.
According to the World
Values Survey: A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially
The percentage of that Taiwanese do not want a
neighbor of a different race is between 5% and 9.9%.
Taiwan obtains quite high score. ( an astonishingly high
71.8 percent of Hong Kongers )
Taiwan still has very top personality person, e.g., professor Ja-Liang
Lin (director of Clinical Toxicology,
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital & medical University
) . According to
media reports, Dr. Lin does not accept any money and
invitation for commercials/advertsiements, and an award
(scholar prize) NT20,000,000 (about USD600,000), he by
himself against officials in power (Taiwanese government)
and super power's policy, etc.
<United Daily News>, head page & headline, Aug. 28, 2014
United Daily News
survey center :
In Taiwanese "mature generation's" eye, "young
generation" is creative (創新57.9%), but
insatiable / greedy(73.9%)、irresponsible(68.5%)、lazy
In "young generation's" eye, "mature generation" is
but too traditional(傳統69.2%).
July 22, 2007 :
of Taiwan's political leaders ( the D.P.P. political party ) in D.C., USA
described Taiwan as a dance hostess who gave service to ( shook body
with ) whoever visiting guests came along... ( reported by major media in
Taiwan and red China - i.e., People.com )
Oct. 19, 2004 :
( also namely, the Chinese Nationalist Party, Kuomintang, or pan Blue ), Taiwan's one among 2 biggest political parties, mocked
(pan Green), another major party, "suck Uncle Sam's dick", the DPP mocked
the KMT "suck China's dick"...
( "suck one's dick" is sort of direct translation,
which can be interpreted as "kiss one's ass" or adulation, etc )
◎ April, 2017: Taiwan
notorious for a major drug transit center & a major drug exporting country,
and for its fraud crimes all over the world, Taiwan largely sees these telecom
frauds/phone scammers as an asset rather than liability ......
The United Daily
2016-05-15 03:37 ／reported in Beijing
RENMIN UNIVERSITY of CHINA professor 沙蓮香's study in Chinese
Personality Traits still is a
prestige and authoritative bible on this subject till now.
before Chinese Cultural Revolution
: hardworking and frugal (勤儉)、charity
moral courage(氣節) etc positive evaluation.
after Chinese Cultural Revolution
: submit to; yield to
dupe; deceive; hide (欺瞞)、
private morality ( contrast to public/social
etc negative evaluations.
Some scholars pointed out that today's Chinese don't trust each
other, moral bankruptcy(道德淪喪),
frame/set up each other (互相陷害),
being obedient to on surface but not to accept as correct deep in heart
(表面順從心裡不以為然), being so hidden gradually /
Hide your heart from sight (日漸深藏不露、言行相詭)
or being be a yes-man (唯唯諾諾)、or never tell a truth, besides,
seek nothing but profits (唯利是圖)、indifferent;
apathetic(漠不關心), violent attitudes (暴戾之氣)
and so on.
Academy of Social Sciences> research, Jan. 23,
" What's the image of Chinese men in the eyes of the
Western woman ?
Professor Zhang Jie (張結海)
, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences(上海社科院社會所教授),
overall concluded after 2 years studies on this subject
: male Chinese image is not sharp/vivid (鮮明),
and even sort negative, they're modest, but lack of
hard-working but slightly short of confidence.
In the eyes of Western women, Chinese men's overall
image is " the rural youth just entered college:
they are self-motivated, thrifty, smart, but more
out-of-date/old fashioned (比較土),
and some do not pay attention to hygiene. Some
lack self-confidence, afraid to face someone else's
the Western women believe that the only thing Chinese
men defeated the Western man is "taking care of his
Chinese men lost Western men in those places like :
sexual attraction, independence, self-cultivation, and
sense of humor, romantic, degree of respect for women,
creativity, courage, and fashion. ...
addition, the Chinese men are not clean enough, such as
their nails are dirty, and spitting.
ref. to google translation frm 星洲日報／國際•Sin Chew Daily / International •
The United Daily
In Taiwanese eyes, Chinese personality
positive: active, friendly, candid frank, forthright, enthusiastic about
/love its own people
bad part: doughty,
valiant, a control freak/imperiousness, show off wealth, uncivilized,
unsanitary, disobedience to law
by People.com.cn Nov. 4, 2004
The research below by Chinese
Academy of Sciences, CAS, had already been publicized domestic and
1. Better leadership by male.
2. Elder Chinese people have better sense of responsibility than
3. Younger male people are more practical or realistic (actual)
than younger female Chinese. Youngsters are more tactful
or sophisticated than elder people.
4. Hong Kong people are more practical or realistic (actual) than
mainland Chinese, mainland Chinese value face more than HK Chinese
5. As for "Family Indifference" , 26 - 35 aged Chinese score best.
6. Hong Kong elders show more tendency to self-center.
7. Tolerance of mainland Chinese elders increase, Hong Kong elders
8. GuangZhou people are more pro-active, energetic, positive than
9. The better living standard, the more open-minded and tolerant.
US people are generally more open, straight-forward and optimistic,
If comparing Chinese with US standard, probably, many Chinese will be
sort of "a tendency to suffer from depression"
usually follows some "hidden rules" ― Chinese people looks
harmonious, but everyone has his own ambition or interest behind.
US people are individualism, Chinese are
collectivism and value face.
"Taipei’s Fiery New Mayor Knows Whose Culture Is Best"
- Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je's
For the [world’s] four Chinese-speaking
regions — Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mainland China — the longer
the colonization, the more advanced a place is. It’s rather
embarrassing. Singapore is better than Hong Kong; Hong Kong is better
than Taiwan; Taiwan is better than the mainland. I’m speaking in terms
of culture. I’ve been to Vietnam and mainland China. Even though the
Vietnamese are seemingly poor, they always stop in front of red traffic
lights and walk in front of green ones. Even though mainland China’s GDP
is higher than that of Vietnam, if you ask me about culture, the
Vietnamese culture is superior...I think keeping a democratic, liberal
Taiwan benefits Chinese history. When people say the Chinese people do
not deserve universal suffrage, there have been five presidential
elections in Taiwan already. People say that the Chinese people are not
civic-minded; [but] take a look at Taiwan’s subway. It’s cleaner than
the New York subway.
<Liberty Times 自由時報>，Taiwan, Sept. 30, 2012，〈李筱峰專欄〉國立台北教育大學台灣文化研究所教授，馬英九虐扁的心理分析 Hatred and
revenge 'is a Chinese political culture, this kind of political culture, lack of
美國學者Lucian W. Pye說得很乾脆：「很少國家的政治文化像中國那樣強調仇恨」; 英哲羅素批評中國人「缺乏同情心」； AHSmith也曾指出中國人無惻隱之心；胡適曾說中國人「野蠻」，魯迅更以「殘虐」形容中國人。
American scholar Lucian W. Pye said very simply: "the political culture of a
small country like China emphasized hatred"; the British the Hucho prime
criticized Chinese "lack of compassion"; AHSmith have pointed out that the
Chinese people no sense of pity; Hu Shi once said Chinese "barbaric", Lu Xun
described the Chinese people. "tyrannical"
馬的虐扁，充分顯露這種仇恨與報復主義的中國政治文化！ ps: translation
of Chinese Personality】( Chinese book title【解讀中國人
, author : 王登峰、崔紅,
published in Aug. 2005, recommended by president of Chinese
psychology association, former chairperson of Beijing University,
professor in U.C. Berkley, USA, etc
personality - construct etc
high-score ones in Chinese (contrary to low-score ones )
expressed in a reserved way,
spend most efforts on
relationship ― trying to
or/and guess (suspect) others.
and patience are
Chinese' skills for living and survival in hard and unfair
Foreigners think Chinese are phony.
It's true Chinese are inconsistent what they say with
what they think, for protecting themselves from making troubles.
◎ In China,
perfect education is "fewer mistakes" education,
hence, students'd better
follow orders, and
be more disciplined.
usually don't criticize existed system, it's kind of
or conservative view.
★《Chinese Characteristies 》by
5. The Disregard of time
6. The Disregard of Accuracy
7. The Talent for Misunderstanding
8. The talent for Indirection
9. Flexible Inflexibility
10. Intellectual Turbidity
11. The Absence of Nerves
12. Contempt for Foreigners
13. The Absence of Public Spirit
15. Indifference to Comfort and Convenience
16. Physical Vitality
17. Patience and Perseverance
18. Content and Cheerfulness
19. Filial Piety
21. The Absence of Sympathy
22. Social Typhoons
23. Mutual Responsibility and Respect for Law
24. Mutual Suspicion
25. The Absence of Sincerity
26. Polytheism, Pantheism, Atheism
27. The Real Condition of China and her Present Needs
(this book was published in early year)
research on <Ugly Chinese>,
by Li Ao
July 30, 1995
stereotypes are wrong ―
"sinister Oriental " view by
western people and "Ugly Chinese" by some Chinese (like BoYang).
Li Ao think some Chinese are excellent.
(1) BoYang's best-selling book <Ugly
asserts Chinese cultural tradition (
culture's marinated in a mixture of lousy things)
resulted in Chinese
resulted in ugly Chinese.
major mistake is that he focused on culture, and ignored other factors
like economy, environment and hard/good times may giving influence on
national character and behavior, etc.
excerpt/extract, pls refer to Chinese version papers and books
Financial Times, UK (Chinese edition)
Chinese Nationalism has strong Confucian color, one of
its core value is "standard (禮)" - a series of interpersonal relations
specification for Chinese conform to, everyone should learn their
role, positioning, and obligation to meet, etc.
2. Chinese Nationalism has strong
sad/tragic color and thoughts of revenge,
China's history is filled with humiliations, hence, some foreign factors
may easily burn and trigger their thoughts
3. Chinese Nationalism has strong
tool color - for
Integrating social conscience and for giving
vent to people's anger or negative emotions, besides, being a
Ideology, Chinese may more uphold their ruling party and country. (brief)
The Liberty Times
Chinese businessmen and the youth are proud of their "wolf"
characteristics - aggressive, dare to compete, and are willing to do
anything, by hook or by crook to reach their goal, these guys will
sweep the globe.
fervent nationalist being short of cultural
rhythm and rational thinking... they believe autocratic
society is more effective, hence, individual can be sacrifice or limited
for group benefit and development, they are both superior and Inferior
Dark sides of Taiwanese
From studies above,
Can you find something in common between
Taiwanese and Chinese .... ? ( hopefully there're
papers open to the public ?)
Do you think which Taiwanese personality is/are needed to be
Both Taiwan's newspapers <United Daily>
and <Liberty Times> have the same view : Taiwanese are not rational
enough to distinguish rightness from wrong.
Taiwan needs strong medicine to cure its
long-term & serious illness ― corruption,
freedom of press (expression), human rights problems so that some of Taiwanese
personality won't be distorted anymore......
web-site indeed is one among best medicines.
This page focuses on
negative side in order to push Taiwan's improvement.