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China Myth Podcast is a self-produced immersion experience of my journey through the fascinating and misunderstood dilemmas of Chinese business culture - a reaction, a behavior, even a suggestion - and asks whether I could have achieved a better outcome with a different attitude, mindset, and approach. Because sometimes, learning how to listen is a lost art of communication.

China Myth Podcast Gene Hsu

    • Business
    • 3.0 • 20 Ratings

China Myth Podcast is a self-produced immersion experience of my journey through the fascinating and misunderstood dilemmas of Chinese business culture - a reaction, a behavior, even a suggestion - and asks whether I could have achieved a better outcome with a different attitude, mindset, and approach. Because sometimes, learning how to listen is a lost art of communication.

    ADD YOUR VOICE#4 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of 信任 xìnrèn

    ADD YOUR VOICE#4 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of 信任 xìnrèn

    THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD highlights 10 Chinese cultural concepts that are widely misunderstood but essential for understanding HOW Chinese people think, WHY they behave the way they do, and HOW to create more positive communication patterns that lead to more constructive cooperation.
    Practical Definition:  信任  Xìnrèn is the level of trust in another person, while Truth-Default is the tendency to believe strangers are mostly honest most of the time.
    LinkedIn Post on Jan 10, 2022
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/genejhsu_%E4%BF%A1%E4%BB%BB-x%C3%ACnr%C3%A8n-weekly-chinese-cultural-concept-activity-6886327287269224448-zkY1
    Special thanks for the invaluable insights shared during the holidays: 
    Juliette Pitt https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-p-845206143/Cristina Arcaini https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaarcaini/Manfred Huschka https://www.linkedin.com/in/manfred-huschka-b8b9a55/Denis Niedringhaus https://www.linkedin.com/in/denis-niedringhaus-ab547740/ All ADD YOUR VOICE posts, videos, and podcasts updated weekly
    https://www.genejhsu.com/addyourvoice
    Pre-order THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD (February 18, 2021)
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinesehoneymoon
    Follow me on LinkedIn and join the conversations
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/genejhsu/
    Subscribe to the China Myth Podcast
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinamythpodcast
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    https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

    • 7 min
    ADD YOUR VOICE#3 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of 陰陽 Yīnyáng

    ADD YOUR VOICE#3 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of 陰陽 Yīnyáng

    THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD highlights 10 Chinese cultural concepts that are widely misunderstood but essential for understanding HOW Chinese people think, WHY they behave the way they do, and HOW to create more positive communication patterns that lead to more constructive cooperation.
    My Definition: Chinese instinctually feel opposing forces (陰陽 yīnyáng) create gray areas (灰 huī) to operate that produce the least amount of chaos for the greatest personal benefit (利益 Lìyì), and it is this balance between extremes, the yin, and the yang, where the greatest harmony exists.
    LinkedIn Post on Jan 3, 2022
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/genejhsu_%E9%99%B0%E9%99%BD-y%C4%ABny%C3%A1ng-weekly-chinese-cultural-concept-activity-6883804869405364224-acTk
    Special thanks for the invaluable insights shared during the holidays:
    Simone Harre https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-harre-0834a786/Todd Cornell https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-cornell/DenisDr. Miguel Cerna https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-miguel-cerna-alternatives/Juliette Pitt https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-p-845206143/Cristina Arcaini https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaarcaini/Manfred Huschka https://www.linkedin.com/in/manfred-huschka-b8b9a55/All ADD YOUR VOICE posts, videos, and podcasts updated weekly
    https://www.genejhsu.com/addyourvoice
    Pre-order THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD (February 18, 2021)
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinesehoneymoon
    Follow me on LinkedIn and join the conversations
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/genejhsu/
    Subscribe to the China Myth Podcast
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinamythpodcast
    Watch the China Myth Podcast on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

    • 10 min
    ADD YOUR VOICE#2 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of 利益 Lìyì

    ADD YOUR VOICE#2 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of 利益 Lìyì

    THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD highlights 10 Chinese cultural concepts that are widely misunderstood but essential for understanding HOW Chinese people think, WHY they behave the way they do, and HOW to create more positive communication patterns that lead to more constructive cooperation.
    My Definition: Liyi (利益 lìyì) is the perceived personal benefit(s) of deepening Guanxi.
    LinkedIn Post on December 27, 2021
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/genejhsu_my-definition-liyi-%E5%88%A9%E7%9B%8A-l%C3%ACy%C3%AC-is-the-perceived-activity-6881287999989145600-3IEZ


    Special thanks for the invaluable insights shared during the holidays:
    Teacher Liping Yan https://www.linkedin.com/in/liping-y-053900174/Denis Niedringhaus https://www.linkedin.com/in/denis-niedringhaus-ab547740/Juliette Pitt https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-p-845206143/Cristina Arcaini https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaarcaini/Todd Cornell https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-cornell/Guan Her Ng https://www.linkedin.com/in/guan-her-ng/ 
    All ADD YOUR VOICE posts, videos, and podcasts updated weekly
    https://www.genejhsu.com/addyourvoice
    Pre-order THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD (February 18, 2021)
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinesehoneymoon
    Follow me on LinkedIn and join the conversations
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/genejhsu/
    Subscribe to the China Myth Podcast
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinamythpodcast
    Watch the China Myth Podcast on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

    • 10 min
    ADD YOUR VOICE#1 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of Guanxi (关系)

    ADD YOUR VOICE#1 Chinese Cultural Concept Review of Guanxi (关系)

    THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD highlights 10 Chinese cultural concepts that are widely misunderstood but essential for understanding HOW Chinese people think, WHY they behave the way they do, and HOW to create more positive communication patterns that lead to more constructive cooperation.
    My Definition: Guanxi (关系) is the relationship between two people that represent their expectations from each other in terms of favoritism, referrals for connections, and the sharing of inside information.
    LinkedIn Post on December 20, 2021
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/genejhsu_my-definition-guanxi-%E5%85%B3%E7%B3%BB-is-the-relationship-activity-6878767744301572096-7yn8
     
    Special thanks for the invaluable insights shared:
    Dr. Matthias Niedenführ https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthias-niedenfuehr/Alberto Antinucci https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertoantinucci/Dr. Miguel Cerna https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-miguel-cerna-alternatives/Juliette Pitt https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-p-845206143/Cristina Arcaini https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaarcaini/Peter Peverelli https://www.linkedin.com/in/ppeverelli/Chanfang Wang https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanfangwang/Guan Her Ng https://www.linkedin.com/in/guan-her-ng/Álvaro Isidro Paños Cubillo https://www.linkedin.com/in/%C3%A1lvaro-isidro-pa%C3%B1os-cubillo-3887a8129/ 
    Pre-order THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD (February 18, 2021)
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinesehoneymoon
    Follow me on LinkedIn and join the conversations
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/genejhsu/
    Watch the China Myth Podcast on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

    • 5 min
    Best Practices For Negotiating In China Today

    Best Practices For Negotiating In China Today

    Listen to my conversation (just 3 minutes long) with Sophia about the best practices for negotiating with Chinese people, especially when they are non-committal.
    And leave me a question or comment.
    There is nothing more important in our world today than improving how we communicate and negotiate with Chinese people.
    https://www.genejhsu.com/chinamythpodcast

    • 3 min
    Invaluable Lessons from the Peng Shuai Saga #WhereIsPengShuai

    Invaluable Lessons from the Peng Shuai Saga #WhereIsPengShuai

    There is a "literal truth" and a "relative truth " with ALL THINGS CHINA. 
    Literally, NO ONE precisely knows what happened except Peng Shuai and her accused, Zhang Gaoli. 
    That said, you probably want to know what happened in "absolute terms" relative to Western values and the #METOO movement.
    However, it is also valuable to examine situations like these in the proper cultural context, as a means to attain a more desirable outcome.
    Read the blog https://www.genejhsu.com/blog/pengshuai

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Njoy W ,

Solid Gold

I’ve lived in China for 10 years and I STILL discovered so many amazing insights. Gene’s podcast is no-frills and no nonsense. The content is delivered in such a factual, digestible way that every minute spent listening is 100% worth it. Thank you, Gene! You are the magical door for all of us laowais. :)

Alice Hsu 1 ,

The content is very beneficial

The content is very good.

SA / EH ,

Unique podcast series

Gene has a unique insight into doing business in China. His podcast series gives the listener a multi-dimensional experience of cross cultural performance from a variety of perspectives. Highly recommended.

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