East Meets West Through Hub Pages.
We live at a time of great change with growing populations finding themselves in the hyphenated space between East and West.
What does it mean to be in a hyphenated space between East and West? What are some issues, challenges and outcomes of today's increasing blended reality.
Differences Between Eastern and Western Worldviews.
Knowing the differences, similarities and intersections between Eastern and Western Worldviews is important if we are to live in harmony with our fellow man, better understand our roots and how it is expressed in our personal lives.
Euro-Asian Communities in Western Countries.
Early East Asian communities preferred migrating to countries with expanding economies. Countries such as the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, new Zealand and South Africa were popular and continue to be so today.
The discovery of Gold in the mid 19th century and the need for labor, was a major contributing factor that drew early immigrants to these countries, hoping to build a better life.
Shared Experiences of Overseas Born Chinese/E.Asians can be traced back to a common history as well as a number of factors.
As with assimilation processors, Intermarriage is a common factor. International studies predict a majority mixed global race by 2050 in the USA and other multicultural regions.
Facts About Being Part Asian(Eurasian/Hapa) is useful to know because information is empowering and understanding of the key facts provides the opportunity to be more aware of how different ethnic blends finds it's own unique expression.
The Culture of East Meets West.
Western intrigue of Eastern culture has been documented in history from Marco Polo's journey to China in the 13th century, trade of the Dutch East India company to the Far East , the opening of the silk road in the mid 19th century and more recently the integration of Eastern and Western ideas, thinking and culture.
The integration of Eastern and Western values is today reflected in a complementary culture that today holds wide appeal especially in the West. The Culture of East-West: Best of Both - Culture For The 21st Century.
East meets West: Best of Both - Parenting.
Eastern and Western worldviews are diametrically opposite in many ways. Children from traditional East Asian communities raised in Western countries can sometimes experience confusion in terms of what is expected at home and in society.
Teaching Children how to value and know themselves gets to the core of their inner being and will equip them to flourish no matter the circumstances.
How can we integrate Eastern and Western spiritual teachings when Teaching Children About Good and Evil?
Dealing With Social Injustice.
People that are considered different sometimes have to deal with prejudice, bullying and unfair treatment. Dealing with social injustice and prejudice and knowing how to respond in such situations is empowering and can be life saving.
The internet provides a platform to explore issues. Asian you tubers are among the top most watched in social media platforms. Favourite Asian you tubers provide insights about culture and being in a hyphenated space in a comical and relatable way.
Living Your Life Purpose.
At the end of the day, as humans we are all connected and want the same things;. Happiness, peace, prosperity. By listening to our inner voice through developing our intuition and finding and following our life purpose, a persons skin color becomes superficial as we begin to see the beauty and uniqueness that lies behind each of us.
East and West Are Complementary In The 21st Century.
Is there an evolutionary reason to the blending of East and West?
'"Just as the human brain requires a harmonious interaction between the left and right hemispheres to be cognizant of the ultimate reality, so perhaps the brain of the universe – Homo-sapiens needs a global culture built on the integration of Western Science and Eastern Tao for it to know itself and the universe it inhabits. Admittedly a mystical conclusion” (Biophysicist Sungchui Ji,1995)"
Today, In a globalized society, many find themselves at the intersection between Eastern and Western values and culture.
The maxim of Rudolf Kipling's sonnet "East is East and West is West never The twain shall meet" is perhaps outdated in the 21st century.
Johann Goethe, a 19th century German writer and statesman wrote:
"He who knows himself and other, will also know that East and West cannot be separated".
These words perhaps more accurately reflect the relationship between East and West today and in the 21st century.