China Myth Podcast

Anatomy of Accidental Chinese Grievances (S1E7)

September 01, 2021 Gene Hsu Season 6 Episode 7
China Myth Podcast
Anatomy of Accidental Chinese Grievances (S1E7)
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China Myth Podcast
Anatomy of Accidental Chinese Grievances (S1E7)
Sep 01, 2021 Season 6 Episode 7
Gene Hsu

In order to gain a complete picture of how Chinese feel, we need to understand the concept of 委屈 (wěiqu), which is how Chinese people feel whenever they perceive they have lost something of value.

One of the many challenges foreigners face is A) sensing what might cause someone to feel 委屈 (wěiqu) or wronged and then B) deciding whether it is worth making an adjustment.

Most foreigners, including myself once upon a time, feel our goals, and clearly communicating them is more important than worrying about how someone else "feels" about our positions or policies.

So the critical question becomes, how can we accomplish both at the same time?


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

In order to gain a complete picture of how Chinese feel, we need to understand the concept of 委屈 (wěiqu), which is how Chinese people feel whenever they perceive they have lost something of value.

One of the many challenges foreigners face is A) sensing what might cause someone to feel 委屈 (wěiqu) or wronged and then B) deciding whether it is worth making an adjustment.

Most foreigners, including myself once upon a time, feel our goals, and clearly communicating them is more important than worrying about how someone else "feels" about our positions or policies.

So the critical question becomes, how can we accomplish both at the same time?


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