The difference in values between the East and the West has created a diverse world. But at the same time, it has driven some countries to pursue a homogeneous system and culture value worldwide. Léon Vandermeersch, a famous French sinologist and tenured professor at EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences
The best places to celebrate Chinese New Year in New Zealand By: Juliette Sivertsen, NZ Herald If you’ve already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions – fear not, there’s another chance to reinvent yourself. It’s time to farewell “the Pig” of the Chinese Zodiac and welcome the “Year of the
New Zealand’s real challenge with China By Stephen Jacobi Departing Executive Director Stephen Jacobi shares some final thoughts about the future of the relationship. No one can predict exactly what’s ahead for New Zealand’s relationship with China, but one thing is clear. For the foreseeable future at least, China will
Discovering culture and cuisine in France By Carolyn Marks Carolyn Marks explores France and discovers charming towns, historic architecture and some delicious cuisine along the way. In September I visited northern France, the Dordogne and southern France. Some places I visited with friends and some I travelled to alone.
“WE NEED TO LEARN TO EMBRACE” Interview with Shane Whitfield, Regional Manager, the Community Engagement Southern Team at Office of Ethnic Communities, Department of Internal Affairs By Li Huizi “We need to learn to embrace, to recognise and value the richness that comes from having people from all around the
CONVERSATION CORNER: PART 2 Cellist Yo-Yo Ma: Connection with Christchurch through “The Bach Project” by H. Naomi March, M.A. In my last article (Issue #46) I asked if readers felt any connection with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, before his début performance in New Zealand – perhaps through music, or his
Understanding China starts with language Stephen Jacobi Executive Director New Zealand China Council In August, China’s top live streaming celebrity, Viya, descended on New Zealand amidst a small army of handlers and a whirlwind of publicity. From a hotel room in Auckland, she promoted Kiwi products to her online