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Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Canuck (IP Logged)
Date: December 01, 2009 11:45AM
i can not remember if shaking hands are considered proper in Chinese culture?
the reason why i said that, i did this to some new students from China, even I am a Chinese, they do not seem to feel comfy of doing this..

do you think shaking hands are ok?

of course i do not do high five, hug to Chinese girls, they consider it is rude....

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2009 09:16PM by Olive.

Re: shaking hands?
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: December 01, 2009 12:04PM
People seem to shake hands a lot like in the west.

Re: shaking hands?
Posted by: Canuck (IP Logged)
Date: December 01, 2009 12:08PM
i need re-learn all Chinese Customs and Traditions...

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Herohelps (IP Logged)
Date: December 01, 2009 09:39PM
I think they see you're chinese but your behave is not same to chinese so that they felt comfy at that time.No necessary to shake hands .
When you thank him verrrrry much or when leaders meet each other or when someone success in his business.they will shake hand each other.

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Lplate (IP Logged)
Date: December 12, 2009 03:31PM
i think, nowadays, everything becomes "loose"
if young people are gathering around for informal meeting, i don't think you need to shake hands.
for business meeting, shaking hands are essential manners.

As a lady, i wait and respond!

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Astroboy (IP Logged)
Date: January 06, 2010 04:18AM
Yes, among the Chinese, shaking hands is considered formal and usually practised among businessmen and politicians (more for the cameras).

In a casual meeting among peers, a slight nod of acknowledgment is usually enough.

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Ponpon (IP Logged)
Date: January 08, 2010 08:29AM
Astroboy Wrote:
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> Yes, among the Chinese, shaking hands is
> considered formal and usually practised among
> businessmen and politicians (more for the
> cameras).
>
> In a casual meeting among peers, a slight nod of
> acknowledgment is usually enough.

definitely~~in my whole life until now,i can count out my hand shaking times,i am sure it is less than 10 smiling smiley usually people dont shake hands except formal meeting or for business~~~always serious situation smiling smiley

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Jasuk (IP Logged)
Date: January 10, 2010 09:09AM
Shaking hands seems normal in China not sure its ever been an issue.
Only time is an issue is when i see them picking their nose, scratching their arse and not washing hands after a visit to the toilet then and only then it is me that is reluctant to shake hands.
Then i pretent i am indian and put my hands togther and nod ans say Namaste problem solved. the finger smiley

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: January 13, 2010 10:00PM
Jasuk Wrote:
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> Shaking hands seems normal in China not sure its
> ever been an issue.
> Only time is an issue is when i see them picking
> their nose, scratching their arse and not washing
> hands after a visit to the toilet then and only
> then it is me that is reluctant to shake hands.
> Then i pretent i am indian and put my hands
> togther and nod ans say Namaste problem solved.
> the finger smiley

Yeah except you know that all those other people also didn't wash their hands... haha

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Clevermae1 (IP Logged)
Date: January 14, 2010 07:36AM
I believe shaking hands nowadays is a universal gesture of goodwill. Even Chinese businessmen shake hands.

But if you are talking about students and young people, shaking hands is kind of weird. Even Western teens or youngsters wouldn't shake hands.

Thus, shaking hands is not a cultural thing. It's an age thing. LOL.

Re: Shaking hands in Chinese culture?
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: January 17, 2010 07:25PM
yeah definitely, or a business thing. The only time I've ever really shaken hands is for business things.



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