Monthly Archives: January 2017

Holistic cognition

Holistic cognition One of the differences in how Asians and Westerners think is holistic cognition of Asians versus Western individualism. Holistic cognition not only emphasizes the value of the family as a whole and deemphasizes the value of the individual, … Continue reading

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Taiwan now has more women than men

Taiwan now has more women than men According to data released by the ministry of the interior of Taiwan on January 21, 2017, as of the end of 2016, Taiwan’s gender ratio of males to females is 99.1 males to … Continue reading

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Chinese collectivist thinking

Chinese collectivist thinking Chinese collectivist thinking values the group over the individual, the family over its individual members, the honor of the family over the life of the daughter as in honor killing, and preference for boys over girls since … Continue reading

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“Thought and sensory imbalance disease”

“Thought and sensory imbalance disease” This is the new name for schizophrenia on Taiwan.  In 2014, the ministry of health and welfare adopted the medical name “thought and sensory imbalance disease” to replace “schizophrenia”.  On January 13, 2017, the Taichung … Continue reading

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