China Myth Podcast

Chinese Iron Rice Bowl meets Commercial Excellence (S1E6)

August 25, 2021 Gene Hsu Season 6 Episode 6
China Myth Podcast
Chinese Iron Rice Bowl meets Commercial Excellence (S1E6)
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China Myth Podcast
Chinese Iron Rice Bowl meets Commercial Excellence (S1E6)
Aug 25, 2021 Season 6 Episode 6
Gene Hsu

China is not homogenous, and there are no absolutes in anything we say or analyze about how Chinese people think and behave.

Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) represent a sizable demographic and reflect China’s Iron Rice Bowl Mentality, and it is a helpful contrast for understanding Chinese cultural dichotomies with the West.

This episode also illustrates what every Chinese person has been conditioned since birth, 想办法 (xiǎng bànfǎ), which means to figure out a way to get something done by any means necessary. Listen to how this translates into their behavior and how it can be influenced.


China Myth Podcast episodes are also published as The Chinese Honeymoon Period short stories on Kindle Vella.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-Honeymoon-Period/dp/B09756P11G/

Every Tuesday, there is a YouTube Live Recap Q&A Chinese Concept Review
https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

Show Notes

China is not homogenous, and there are no absolutes in anything we say or analyze about how Chinese people think and behave.

Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) represent a sizable demographic and reflect China’s Iron Rice Bowl Mentality, and it is a helpful contrast for understanding Chinese cultural dichotomies with the West.

This episode also illustrates what every Chinese person has been conditioned since birth, 想办法 (xiǎng bànfǎ), which means to figure out a way to get something done by any means necessary. Listen to how this translates into their behavior and how it can be influenced.


China Myth Podcast episodes are also published as The Chinese Honeymoon Period short stories on Kindle Vella.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-Honeymoon-Period/dp/B09756P11G/

Every Tuesday, there is a YouTube Live Recap Q&A Chinese Concept Review
https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu