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Updated on August 7, 2017
Help to build a world of better of harmony and peace between east and West by promoting and sharing what we ave in common rather than focusing on differences.
Help to build a world of better of harmony and peace between east and West by promoting and sharing what we ave in common rather than focusing on differences. | Source
Overseas born Bi-cultural/Bi-racial Asians share the common experience of being in a hyphenated space between East and West. .
Overseas born Bi-cultural/Bi-racial Asians share the common experience of being in a hyphenated space between East and West. . | Source

We live at a time of great change with growing populations finding themselves in a 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.


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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.



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Overseas Born Chinese/Asians are one of the fastest growing minorities in multicultural countries today.The American census of 2000 predicts that by the year 2050, the USA will have a mixed race majority. Part-Asian also defined as Eurasian or Hapa are one of the fastest growing populations in multicultural societies today.
Overseas Born Chinese/Asians are one of the fastest growing minorities in multicultural countries today.
Overseas Born Chinese/Asians are one of the fastest growing minorities in multicultural countries today. | Source
The American census of 2000 predicts that by the year 2050, the USA will have a mixed race majority. Part-Asian also defined as Eurasian or Hapa are one of the fastest growing populations in multicultural societies today.
The American census of 2000 predicts that by the year 2050, the USA will have a mixed race majority. Part-Asian also defined as Eurasian or Hapa are one of the fastest growing populations in multicultural societies today. | Source

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.


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The Modernism movement was greatly influenced by Eastern Art, Philosophy and Culture.Prayer is an outward form of communication with the Divine.Meditation is an inner connection with the Divine.The West provides a structured and scientific approach to healthcare and medicine. Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) is popular as a preventative measure to healthcare and complementary to Western Science.  Western Meals are based on nutritional balance with bigger portions of protein and carbohydrates. East Meets West Through Hub Pages.Eastern Cuisine consists mostly of vegetables with small portions of protein.
The Modernism movement was greatly influenced by Eastern Art, Philosophy and Culture.
The Modernism movement was greatly influenced by Eastern Art, Philosophy and Culture. | Source
Prayer is an outward form of communication with the Divine.
Prayer is an outward form of communication with the Divine. | Source
Meditation is an inner connection with the Divine.
Meditation is an inner connection with the Divine. | Source
The West provides a structured and scientific approach to healthcare and medicine.
The West provides a structured and scientific approach to healthcare and medicine. | Source
Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) is popular as a preventative measure to healthcare and complementary to Western Science.
Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) is popular as a preventative measure to healthcare and complementary to Western Science. | Source
Western Meals are based on nutritional balance with bigger portions of protein and carbohydrates. East Meets West Through Hub Pages.
Western Meals are based on nutritional balance with bigger portions of protein and carbohydrates. East Meets West Through Hub Pages. | Source
Eastern Cuisine consists mostly of vegetables with small portions of protein.
Eastern Cuisine consists mostly of vegetables with small portions of protein.

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.

Eastern culture greatly influenced the modernization of Western culture in the mid nineteenth century from Art to Spirituality

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.


Teach children to be authentic and value themselves.  East Meets West Through Hub Pages.
Teach children to be authentic and value themselves. East Meets West Through Hub Pages. | Source

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.

Parenting styles can differ significantly from Western parenting styles. What then are the best parenting styles and guide when raising multicultural children?

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?

How do children develop through play, and Selecting age appropriate multicultural books are aspects to consider when raising multicultural children.


How To Deal With Bullying. East Meets West Through Hub Pages. Raine law Yuen.
How To Deal With Bullying. East Meets West Through Hub Pages. Raine law Yuen. | Source

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.

Social Media.

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.

Eastern and Western values are seen as complementary in the 21st century.
Eastern and Western values are seen as complementary in the 21st century. | Source

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.

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      Raine Law Yuen 21 months ago from Cape Town

      Well said Jodah. Thank you for taking such an interest in my writing. I really appreciate your thoughtful words and insights. We are all one at the end of the day. It was such an eye opener for me to realize how East and West are so completely complementary in relation to the wisdom of the Tao and more recently quantum physics theories.

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      John Hansen 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Very wise words Raine. We are all seeking the basically the same things in life no matter where we come from or the colour of our skin. We need to incorporate the best aspects of each culture into one that i the most successful for everyone. We need to act as one people, not many different ones.