【亚洲必赢官网app(】为啥美洲人比其它地域的人更擅长算数

亚洲必赢官网app( 7

【亚洲必赢官网app(】为啥美洲人比其它地域的人更擅长算数

亚洲必赢官网app( 1

It’s Tuesday in China today.But it’s Monday night in America.

The single’s day has become a shopping gala in recent years.It’s said
online sales hit a record on that day.Did you buy anything?If you ask me
,I have to tell you I was one of the minority who bought nothing online
that day.Of course ,I’m a rational custumer who won’t buy things I don’t
need because of discount.Actually,it’s necessary for me to purchase a
few items of clothes for the cold winter.But I dared not to buy clothes
online due to a couple of  unpleasant online buying experiences .Plus,
I’m not huge on choosing items among tons of products which I have no
idea they are the same as it’s described or just some pale imitations of
those in original.When I was boggled by too many choices, time was
wasted.

【亚洲必赢官网app(】为啥美洲人比其它地域的人更擅长算数。If you are interested in China, here are the books I find will be useful
to you.

Asians are known the world over as being “good at math.” This is a
stereotype perpetuated by popular culture in the West. But is there some
truth to it? Yes, as it turns out. I can say that in daily life, Chinese
people do more math than their American counterparts. In fact, one can
even say daily life in China is an ongoing math test. Right off the top
of my head, I can think of three examples, starting with shopping in
China’s capital.

I always thought America is faster than China.But is opposite.

Like I just said, I’m on the minority side.The majority really went to
town on shopping for whatever they liked.One female I know made
calculations on two pieces of paper to make good deals.One male told us
told us he went to bed at arond 3:00 A.M to fininsh the purchase.Another
female friend said her boyfriend failed to pay because what they wanted
to buy were out of stock.Can you imagine the hot atmosphere of this
shopping spree now?

亚洲必赢官网app(,Peter Hessler’s 3 books on China.

亚洲必赢官网app( 2

何伟,江城

【River Town】It is about Peter’s 2 year’s teaching experience in a
small city Fuling in Sichuan. I like it so much that I bought both the
English and Chinese version. I admit it touched my heart’s soft part
while reading his story. Especially the story that he gave the students
homework to write about their families. Many of them wrote about life in
country side. In the end, Peter wrote:

亚洲必赢官网app( 3

作业

His description and prediction are so accurate 20+ years ago. I also
grow up in a poor family in Sichuan, and my life is also a notch better
than my parents generation. But the steady quiet struggle of the normal
Chinese are still the same. We appreciate our parents love and
sacrifice, and appreciate the relative peaceful period we enjoyed so we
can work hard to improve our life.

亚洲必赢官网app( 4

寻路中国

【Country Driving】I actually read country driving first. It is so
funny. My take on this book is if you are trying to figure out how
Chinese economy is developing so fast, this book offer you some unique
insight. There is no exiting path for Chinese development, the rules
sometimes are funny and just wrong. Yet we must move ahead, the Chinese
creativity in “driving” through and push ahead are just amazing.

亚洲必赢官网app( 5

甲骨文

【Oracle Bones】This is the only book that cannot be published in China
due to some “you know why” reason. Actually the majority of the book is
just about the life of one oracle bones scholar. But for me it is a
mirror to let us think deeply about our culture, our heritage. I read it
with tears, and laugh.

亚洲必赢官网app( 6

fortunate_son.jpg

【Fortunate Sons】Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to
America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization by
Liel Leibovitz. It is a story about 120 Chinese kids sent to USA in
1870s to study. They are hoping by learning from USA, they can save this
ancient civilization. If you want to understand why China picked its own
path for political and economical development, you will have some
understanding from reading this book. China’s own path is the result of
failed efforts dating more than 100 years ago. I was impressed by Liel’s
deep understanding of this.

亚洲必赢官网app( 7

Some other books:
Henry Kissinger’s “On China” is a good one if you are interested in
politics. You will get the big picture, but not the normal people’s
heart and mind in Kissinger’s book.
Another book I would recommend is “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s
Insights on China, the United States, and the World” by Graham Allison.
Lee is very special because his unique understanding of western culture
and Chinese culture, and his open mind. You will get a good insight on
where China is heading based on his vision.

Links to buy these books from Amazon

  • River
    Town,
    Peter Hessler
  • Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to
    Factory,
    Peter Hessler
  • Oracle
    Bones,
    Peter Hessler
  • On
    China,
    Henry Kissinger
  • Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United
    States, and the
    World,
    Graham Allison
    *Fortunate
    Sons,
    Liel Leibovitz

亚洲人比其他地区的人更“精于算数”,这种印象在西方世界深入人心,但这是事实吗?没错,事实确实如此。可以这么说,日常生活中中国人比美国人做更多算数。在中国的生活就像参加一场数学测试,我当下就可以想到三个例子,先拿在北京购物来说吧。

Time differences is a very strange thing.

Some foreign social medias showed how shocked their people were by the
purchasing capability of Chinese.Is the increased purchaing capability
totally responsible for the rise of sales?Of course not, we have to
admit people’s consumption view has changed from saving money to
spending money by swiping credit card in advance.Is it a healthy and
safe way to lead a happy life?I’m not quite sure.But some people are
truely  living under the pressure of credit card repayment.For those
people, when money are buring holes in the pocket ,they are supposed to
control impulsive consumption.

When you walk into any department store in Beijing, chances are there is
a sale going on. You will see signs with a single digit number and the
Chinese character zhe prominently displayed next to products that are on
sale. Experienced shoppers can jump to the conclusion that 7 zhe must
mean 70% discount. Alas, the Chinese system encourages shoppers to go
one extra step in calculating their discount: i.e., 7 zhe means you pay
70 percent, resulting in a 30 percent discount. Some adults in the West
couldn’t do this simple math in their heads. Because, why would you need
to? We left all that behind in elementary school.

At the first time,I didn’t found anyone to talk.I had a little mood.But
someone replied me in the afternoon.We talked about day life.I always
thought she is a Chinese .Because she doesn’t like American ,doesn’t
have blue eyes、high nose,ect. she was a hybrid as expected.Her mother
is a Chinese.In the process of chatting with her,I found that my answer
or ask too complicated.

进到北京任何一家百货公司,你可能都会看到店家在搞促销活动,商品旁边贴着醒目的促销牌子,上边会有数字和一个中国汉字“折”。经常购物的顾客可能草率地认为7折也就是有70%的折扣。唉,中国这种促销方式使得顾客在计算折扣的时候多了一步,比如说7折就是支付70%,也就是30%的折扣。有些西方人就不会做这类简单的加减,有必要吗?他们早就把这点知识还给小学数学老师了。

This is my daily life.

Another example is the loyalty card, or membership card, offered by
retailers, dentists, hair salons and massage parlors, just to name a
few. But signing up requires you to do math quickly in your head. The
more you spend up front, the bigger the discounts, a not uncommon sales
strategy. But commit at your own risk. If that business suddenly decides
to close its doors, you will not be refunded, nor will you even be
notified.

I always consider American are enthusiasm.But it’s not case.Maybe the
reason is we are not familiar with each other.

另一个例子就是在商店、牙医诊所、理发店或者按摩院等地方办理的积分卡。当你注册会员也需要飞快地计算,花的钱越多得到的折扣就越多,这是一种常见的销售策略。但是同时也要承担风险,比如商店突然关门歇业,你连退款都拿不到,甚至对此毫不知情。

It’s a very little child’s full moon birthday today.She’s been sleeping
all the time.As a newborn child,there should be nothing besides
eating、sleeping and crying in her world,These are important things of
life.

Shopping for groceries was among the challenges we first encountered in
Beijing. Trying to buy milk and yogurt at the local supermarket almost
turned into an international incident when, upon seeing all the past
expired dates marked on packages throughout the entire dairy section, I
demanded to see a manager and tried to bring it to his attention. In
vain, of course, as the language barrier prevented us from communicating
effectively. Later, a friend explained that those were production dates,
not expiration dates, as I had assumed. She also showed me where they
helpfully printed the shelf life of each product. So, to put it in
American terms, production date+shelf life= expiration date. Again, they
are encouraging shoppers to do math.

I read a book called 《meet the best of you on the way》.It’s talked
about experience.We need learn more and experience more.Not just stay in
the classroom.

在北京的杂货店购物也是我们初到北京市遇到的挑战之一,逛超市时还差一点酿出一起“国际事故”。当时我们想买点牛奶和酸奶,却发现整个奶制品区食品包装上的日期已经过期了,我要求见经理向对方反映问题。当然,因为语言障碍我们没有达成有效沟通,白费了力气。后来有朋友解释说,那些是生产日期而不是我认为的到期日,她还告诉我厂家贴心地把每件商品的保质期印在哪。所以按照美国的理解,就是生产日期+保质期=到期日。他们又在鼓励消费者做算数了。

The other book called 《Giant baby》,It’s talked about human
nature.Chinese have been looking for mum.Like shopping,eating
together.Because our psychological immaturity .Psychological age less
than biological age.

Newcomers to China will no doubt be confused about this system, which
nobody here seems to think twice about. But as an American, it was all
very taxing until I got clued in. I often felt put out that I had to be
doing math when I simply wanted to buy stuff. But now that I’ve been
here a while, I see the wisdom of such a system. Could it be how Chinese
people stay sharp into old age? After all, using your brain with word
games and riddles are believed to be countermeasures against the onset
of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related ailments. It appears that
in China, they’ve incorporated into ordinary daily life a brilliant
system where nobody forgets their early math lessons.

刚来中国的人毫无疑问会被这种逻辑弄晕,而中国人却早已是司空见惯了。作为一个美国人,我费了很大劲儿才能弄明白。我经常觉得,自己只是想买点东西,却要做算数,真是不爽。但在这儿呆了一段时间,现在我才发现这种体系的智慧所在。这会不会就是中国人就算步入老年仍能保持思维敏捷的秘诀呢?毕竟动动脑子做文字和猜谜游戏能有效对抗老年痴呆以及其他与年龄相关的疾病。而在中国,他们将这种聪明的体系渗透到日常生活中,学到的数学知识总是不会荒废。

admin

网站地图xml地图