zheng xiaolong’s films "guasha",in 2001, starring by liang jiahui and jiang wenli, in the United States as the background environment, Chinese medicine therapy "gua sha" as the clue, shows the differences between Chinese and western culture or contradiction, throughout the entire film, that was thinking...
about the culture, The differences of medicine is too difficult for westerners to understand China-guasha-healing.In court, xu datong said the Chinese medicine, lawyers and judges are blankly.In fact, let alone westerners, is Chinese, even if the doctor of traditional Chinese can't good understanding of traditional Chinese medicine theory of Yin and Yang, five elements, main and collateral channels, and when the foreigners?
In fact the film also can make us ponder over what on earth are way out of traditional Chinese medicine?Because of the traditional Chinese medicine a long time, and remember much more special, understanding is also very important, in today's quick buck, want to have decay of traditional Chinese medicine again rejuvenated and word of mouth, won widespread recognition in the world, in particular, is especially difficult and significant!
About friendship, In our life, we will because others with their own relation and more or less convenient.But the boss and friend of xu datong is not so, when he thought that xu datong child abuse, no longer to help defend it.This is an attitude to things not people.He learned from Xu Fu that scrapping is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine therapy, to prove all the way to China, for xu datong a reunited and complete a lot of effort.This friendship is enough to cherish?
About education, When it comes to education, cannot leave the deep-rooted traditional culture concept.For xu datong in the opening ceremony, held a small Dennis and the boss's son had a dry, xu datong wanted him to apologize to the boss's son, Dennis did not accept it, so the small Dennis beat.In the later, xu datong with the boss said, this is for his face, but his boss feel difficult to understand.
About the temper, Court, the children's rights protection center's lawyer, in order to win the lawsuit, any distortions in the classics "journey to the west" of the essence of the Monkey King finally angered the xu datong let this matter to the litigation.Here, refer to a net friend's words is that China's fiery calm trap just fell into the United States.
Court, the children's rights protection center's lawyer, in order to win the lawsuit, any distortions in the classics "journey to the west" of the essence of the Monkey King finally angered the xu datong let this matter to the litigation.Here, refer to a net friend's words is that China's fiery calm trap just fell into the United States.
Here, see xu datong enraged, almost lost his head, our audience will deeply sympathy, and hatred for the lawyer.In real life, anger often useless, it will only make things worse.Anger is a double-edged sword, let love his own people were injured, also let oneself injured;Is to let QinZhe pain, west coast avengers fast.Maybe, a person only good control his anger, very sensible about what has happened, is a real mature attitude.
After watching the movie Gua Sha which about the differences between American and Chinese culture .I do more believe that there are a lot of differences among distinct countries ,such as language,the way of expressing love and interacting with other people, interpersonal relationship,family values and so forth.
At the beginning of this movie, when the leading actor Xu Datong wins a prize then he says, he loves America and America is an place fills with opportunities .However ,misfortune may be an actual blessing, one day, his five-year-old child called Denis gets a fever, Xu Datong's father does not know the introduction of the medicine so he does Gua Sha on his grandson, which leaves red marks on skin and in hospital causes a lawsuit of child abuse.In court, Xu Datong explains clearly about Gua Sha is just a Chinese traditional treatment,while these Americans does not know this kind of treatment.Meanwhile confronting many distorted allegations, he loses his temple. As a result, he is deprived of Denis’s custody. He is forbidden to meet Denis.
Because of cultural differences. Xu Datong's father returns to China. For Denis’s custody , Xu Datong resigns his job,he loses his peaceful family.It reflects the cultural shock in foreign country. Finally the couple overcome the obstacles through their efforts.
It also should be reminded that the scene:when the hero Xu Datong explains to his son he beats his son for love,and his son does what his father dose to his friends and talks with his father he loves his friend.Yes,we Chinese do believe it .But American may not understand it as we do not know why they emphasize so much on privacy.Maybe as the scene Xu Datong explains he beats his son for showing face to his superior who does not understand the the way of expressing love and interacting with other people and interpersonal relationship. So do we.
To conclude,it is no need to worry the cultural differences and cultural shock as long as we deal with it appropriately.Although there are some difficulties, we should remember that doing as the Romans do and many things will be easy.