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    • 1 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA Chapter 1:Introduction China is playing an increasingly important role in the world today. Despite its strong and rich 5,000-year history, traditional Chinese culture is encountering an unheralded level of change....
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    • 11 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA Chapter 2:Literature Review Differences between U.S. Culture and Chinese Culture Culture is the custodian of mankind, and the core of a country. Different countries have various cultures, and the diversities...
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    • 110 Nolen, J. L. (2003). Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Education (Chula Vista, Calif.), 124(1), Retrieved from http://www.hwwilson.com/ Overholt, J., Aaberg, N., & Lindsey, J. (1990). Math stories for problem solving success. West Nyack,...
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    • 12 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA culture. This is why we find Chinatown, Koreatown or Japantown in many large U.S. cities. However, cultural barriers are not as strong with the young Chinese audience. Young people do not feel an obvious contrast...
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    • 13 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA Chinese generation seems to adapt well to U.S. culture, but the cross-cultural problems still cannot be ignored. In order to understand how the cross-cultural problem occurs in this intercultural communication,...
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    • !14 baseball on the outside, though the inside was much softer, but I couldn’t find a good substitute for a bat anywhere. Finally, I settled on a PVC pipe I bought for under a dollar that was the perfect length for a bat. Minutes before the event...
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    • 14 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA and practicality. These two cultures, both religious and secular, represent the spiritual world and the material world for people in U.S.; both of them are important to U.S. culture. As a result of this kind of...
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    • 15 1986, 93). Service learning is one of the ways in which we maximize the benefits that students receive from our nation’s universities. However, in order for service-learning to be successful, it is essential for three specific criteria to be...
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    • 15 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA West. China was one of the four civilized ancient countries of the world, and it is one of the best deputies of Eastern culture. For that reason, China’s culture has formed a huge system and far-reaching...
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    • !16 into play. Convergence is a strategy in which the participant of a conversation elects to adapt his/her communication behaviors to the opposite person or group with which this person is engaged for the purpose of alleviating social differences...
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    • 16 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA characteristics influence all kinds of aspects in life for the Chinese. Based on these studies, we can find that China’s core values still influence modern people. However, with the reform and open-door policy...
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    • !18 conditions: Canadian: Canadian, Chinese: Chinese, and Canadian: Chinese, to evaluate how the interactions differed between cultures (Li,2006). One particularly revealing finding was that the Canadians’ increase in backchannel responses did not...
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    • !19 considered. These research studies were quantitative in nature and looked for specific criteria to code. Additionally, the basic outline of each student’s interaction was already scripted, which means the conversations were not entirely...
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    • 19 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA Chinese Television as well. But most of the hero images are Anti-Japan heroes, martial arts heroes, and ancient heroes. Contrary to American heroes, Chinese heroes in the television shows are described as “Fake,...
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    • 20 Chapter 2 Planning for Web Design religious pages while western fonts may say something about equestrian web sites. Sans serif fonts convey a modern or straightforward im-pression while serif fonts may convey a tradi-tional feeling. An...
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    • 20 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA distance, individualism/collectivism, masculinity/femininity, uncertainty avoidance and long-/short-term orientation. Power distance is defined as “the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions...
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    • 21 U.S. TV SHOW’ INFLUENCE IN CHINA Chinese audiences’ curiosity. For example, in most of the U.S. TV shows, they publicize an individual heroism, as in Superman, Arrow, or Revenge. This kind of series emphasizes personal importance, which is...
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    • 21 • positive reading attitudes • greater self-confidence as a reader • pleasure reading in later life • increases general knowledge • a better understanding of cultures • community participation • greater insight into human nature and decision...
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    • 22 students’ investment in school learning appears to increase” (Haneda, 2006, p. 343). ELLs can then feel safe to learn in this type of school environment as it allows them become active readers and writers when exposed to new texts. It is not...
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    • ! 22! educational culture. Studies on the positive and negative effects of competition are divided. Studies on cooperative learning have proven that cooperative learning is more effective within a classroom but when combined with competition both...

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