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Common Misconceptions

Bich Diep, Vietnamese Student
April 24, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Have you ever asked where is Vietnam? What does it look like? I believe there are many people who do not know the exact location, or they might know Vietnam is in Asia and one of the South-East Asian countries, and that’s it. Therefore, I am going to share some general information about Vietnam, like...

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Tang Hoachang, Chinese Marshall Student
April 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Chinese culture is one of the longest cultures in the world. There are a lot of different conceptions between eastern and western culture. Chinese cuisine culture has influenced other eastern cultures for many centuries. I am going to introduce the Chinese cuisine culture. There are many different kinds of foo...

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Bolun Li, Chinese Marshall Student
April 17, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

An accurate understanding of China is not an easy task. Many Americans do not fully understand China, even though they understand some of China’s culture and customs. There are some misconceptions about China in America. Cultural differences between China and the United States result in different atti...

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Xiang Peng, Chinese Marshall Student
April 10, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Everyone knows Chinese food is famous around the world, but foreigners do not know how many different types of Chinese food we have. There are eight types of Chinese cuisines, but I will introduce three types of eight Chinese cuisines, which are Xiang cuisine, Chuan cuisine and Lu cuisine. First of all, Xiang ...

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Alymbek Damir Uulu, Student from Kyrgyzstan
April 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Kyrgyzstan is a small country located in Central Asia. We share a border with other beautiful central Asian countries like China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Although, geographically located between its own mountains, Kyrgyzstan had an important role as a part of the great historical Silk...

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Hadi AlSayed Suliman Atassi, Syrian Marshall Student
April 3, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

It hurts me when people have a bad idea about my country or think of it in a bad way. People now think if you are Syrian, they immediately take it to the point where you are a refugee and start building their own ideas in their brains. I am here at Marshall paying my own tuition fees, but even if I...

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Sohyun Park, South Korean Marshall Student
March 27, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

There are some cultural differences between South Korea and the U.S. Generally, in the U.S, when meeting someone formally for the first time, you shake hands or say “how do you do?” or “how are you doing?” which means “hello.” However, in South Korea we bow, which means respect for a forma...

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Henry Wang, Chinese Marshall Student
March 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In my personal opinion, I don’t think many Americans are interested in Chinese culture, except for those who study Chinese culture or are very interested in Chinese history. So, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of misconceptions about Chinese culture for them. I am going to talk about my...

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Sharique Khalid, Pakistani Marshall Student
March 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Pakistan was established Aug. 14, 1947 on the principles of unity, faith and discipline. There is a huge misconception about my country; Pakistan is not a terrorist nation. In fact, Pakistan is totally against terrorism and has been in a war against terrorism ever since it started, working in total comp...

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Takuya Endo, Japanese Marshall Student
February 27, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In Osaka, which is the biggest city in Japan, my life began, and today, my life is in West Virginia. My major is sports management and my dream is to work in the sports industry in the United States. Since I came here, I have been asked about Japan by many people, and found out that many Americans sha...

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Ngo Vu Uyen Khue, Vietnamese Marshall Student
February 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

My home country is Vietnam, which is a Southeast Asian country. Our mother tongue is Vietnamese, but we have to study English when we are young so most Vietnamese can speak English. Vietnamese are very friendly and open-minded, which makes foreign tourists find it enjoyable to travel here. However, in c...