Over all these years, Yisha has been telling her Canadian friends what’s new in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, while updating her friends in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on news overseas. After reading an article written by Dr. Paul Evans, the current Interim Research Director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, which suggested the Canadian and Chinese, need better mutual understanding, Yisha realized this is exactly what she has been developing since 2009.
The book is divided into nine chapters, with the second chapter listing the various dynasties in China’s 5,000-year history, and skillfully introduces the readers to interesting stories. The seventh chapter allows readers to appreciate Chinese values. In other chapters, Yisha carefully weaves a net that refers to Canadian culture and Canadian-Chinese cultural differences.
While Yisha was born in Shanghai but grew up in Taiwan, the third chapter introduces readers to differences in the dates of certain festivals in the two places.
Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, Cantonese, and Taiwanese cuisines have been introduced in the fourth chapter.
For those who feel like crying when they remember what they went through in their lives, Yisha would love to share her experiences and guide them to choose hobbies to find happiness in their life. Therefore, they will be encouraged to think positive thoughts and enjoy the rest of their lives. In the fifth chapter, which provides readers with 34 kinds of hobbies, modern people need to foster a small hobby to cultivate lifelong benefits, and naturally relieve the tension of life in the future.
Keeping in mind the child’s pain and solution after parents divorcing, Yisha shares her own experiences with her readers.
To understand the power of Chinese cultural values of harmony, benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom, honesty, loyalty, filial piety, and longevity, in addition to being rich and famous. How do these relate when comparing to Canadian values of fairness, diversity, equality, inclusion, health, safety, economic security, freedom, peace, law and order, and sustainability. The Thirty-Six Stratagems are a powerful system for knowing how to “Be mindful of guarding against harm from others, and staying away from placing harm upon others.” The Thirty-Six Stratagems are used to protect yourself. One has to know what others are using, which stratagem; once encountered, be prepared to take the stratagem apart and then execute a clever response!
The concepts of political party, government, and trade are in one. Yisha believed that is why the biggest reason the policy of Great Northern Wilderness can be smoothly run; therefore, the Great Northern Warehouse is successful today!
“The Future of Canada’s Relationship with China”
The operating principle should be to find common ground and shared interests while addressing differences with mutual respect.
- Like mountains, hills, and pine trees are symbolic of serenity and courage of a Gentleman.
- Zen philosophy “Emptiness and existence are non-duality”.
- The Gentleman is not a Utensil. The Gentleman should think unlimited, travel unlimited, and have unlimited tolerance.
- How positivity can make things happen.
- How to get inner peace.
- Chinese Zodiac.
- Red Green Vs. Red.
- Zhou Youguang wishes fellow countrymen not only thinking of within the four seas, but need to look to the whole world.
- Chinese culture is a circle, while its language is the radius of that circle. However long the radius, the circle could be so big.
- A drop of water shall be returned with a burst of spring.
- Party, government, and trade in one.
- See wonderful photos of this book to learn Canadian English.