In Chinese culture, the concept of ‘face’ AKA mianzi (mi-an-ze) refers to the amount of “dignity” or “prestige” that are associated with an individual.
What is a high-context culture?
In China, concepts such as reputation, social hierarchy, and association are incredibly important. Many Asian cultures are generally considered to be high-context cultures, which could be very different than what you're used to. This means that the people living in these areas tend to place a lot of value on things such as: how others view them, how much they do or do not stand out compared to others, and how they fit into the social structure around them.
In recent years, the UAE has become a popular destination for overseas teachers and aspiring world travelers, but many people still don't realize what the UAE has to offer. There are so many things to do that you'll never run out of places to visit and things to see. The UAE has countless popular tourist attractions, but there are also many lesser-known places to check out!
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