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Asian and Polish culture - how do they compare?


ama 1 | 3  
9 Jun 2008 /  #1
Are the two cultures compatible at all? I don't know much about Polish culture, so if anybody knows about both cultures, how do they compare?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Jun 2008 /  #2
What do u mean by Asian culture? Let's take China and Japan. They have quite different cultures u know.

I lived in Japan for 2 years and have lived in Poland for almost 4. Please ask me more specific questions.
noimmigration  
10 Jun 2008 /  #3
poland is closer to asia than western europe, therefore the polish are racially closer to middle easterns and south asians.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Jun 2008 /  #4
What do u mean by Asian culture?

Turkey?
Arabia?
India?
The Phillipines?
China?
Chukchi peninsula?

or just the other side of the Urals?
OP ama 1 | 3  
10 Jun 2008 /  #5
Oriental asian cultures, such as japanese or chinese
Kowalski 7 | 621  
11 Jun 2008 /  #6
Are the two cultures compatible at all? I don't know much about Polish culture, so if anybody knows about both cultures, how do they compare?

we share a lot of Asian culture characteristics of those presented there:

blog.nationmultimedia.com/print.php?id=1748
DaveInCal - | 23  
11 Jun 2008 /  #7
I always thought some of the more traditional Polish costumes looked Asiatic, although more Persian or Central Asian than Far Eastern.

Here is a traditional Polish depiction of a Mongol warrior:

Poland warrior
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #8
Again, can u be more specific?
noimmigration  
11 Jun 2008 /  #9
The guy in purple looks like dumbeldore from harry potter
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #10
Well I'm polish and I am in a relationship with someone from korea and I don't find any similarities. I think the only Asian culture that might have any thing remotely resembling polish culture (like clothing) is the Mongols. And even then the comparison is not a great as it is when you compare Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #11
Anyong haseiyo?
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #12
heh. Annyeong! unfortunately the languages are nothing alike...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #13
That's it. I met a Polish guy who does business with Koreans. He said it was a nightmare to get through to them. Their mentality is so different. I met some fantastic Koreans. One girl called Ji Won was a gem and one of the hottest things I've set eyes on but that's beside the point.

I could write a book on the cultural differences, depending on which level u take it to.

So, author, questions?
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #14
Their mentality is so different.

hah yea if you think that is bad one day I will have to meet the parents :/
*runs and hides*
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #15
I met the parents of my ex-girlfriend in Japan. After a tense start, and a few shots of Suntory Zen Whisky (advertised by Sean Connery no less), all was well. They make good whisky there, thanks to imitation. They imitate German beer, so the quality is pretty high.

I had a translator but didn't need her, that's one of my crowning glories. They are very curious people. All that staring on the streets made me lose my self consciousness which was a good thing. A red-haired Scotsman in a small city, I was gazed at all the time.
OP ama 1 | 3  
11 Jun 2008 /  #16
clarification..if a polish person and an asian person were to be friends, would they have so many cultural differences that it'd be a problem?
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #17
I don't think it would be a problem as long as a person is open minded. There are things that might appear to be strange to both sides but that shouldn't deter a friendship.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Jun 2008 /  #19
One major difference is in convenience stores. OK, this is hardly what springs to mind when u say culture but it struck me.

U c Japanese people reading magazines with absolutely no intention of paying for them. I could read to a basic level so I sifted through them. I got into the habit of doing that and continued when I went home. The shop owner in Scotland invited me to leave, hehehe

Very different in this respect. The Japanese are not intrusive at all
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
15 Jun 2008 /  #20
I could read to a basic level so I sifted through them. I got into the habit of doing that and continued when I went home. The shop owner in Scotland invited me to leave, hehehe

Very different in this respect. The Japanese are not intrusive at all

This reminds me of a short Chinese fable;

A poor fella could not afford to buy fish so he would go to a fish store with a bowl of rice and eat the rice there, thus coming close to feeling as if he was having fish. The store owner was as greedy as the Scottish shop owner you describe, so he told the poor bugger to either get out or to pay for sniffing the fish. The poor fella agreed to do it the next day.

He comes to the store, smells the fish as he eats the rice and a after a few minutes the store owner comes up to him and demands a payment. The poor one picks a tin can with change from his pocket, and rattles it next to the store owner's ear.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Jun 2008 /  #21
That was priceless darius. The Chinese are sagacious people. Full of wisdom gleaned through proverbs.

To every rule there is an exception. I said that the Japanese were not intrusive. Here's the evidence to the contrary, youtube.com/watch?v=RKnWHa8k8VQ

The clip is hilarious. They are muppets and they hire people to do this job. How can such an advanced society be so retrograde?
zhenzhen 4 | 27  
15 Jun 2008 /  #22
if a polish person and an asian person were to be friends, would they have so many cultural differences that it'd be a problem?

From my own experience, it won't be problem if two person know well about both countries'culture and respect both culture.

If talk about Chinese culture and Polish culture, I can feel some common cultural features in both countries, for example, polish are more circle style than linear style , which is more similar to Chinese culture than western european culture; another intesting thing I found is that polish have similar behavior when they invite guests to home...
ChingisKhaan - | 3  
15 Jun 2008 /  #23
I always thought some of the more traditional Polish costumes looked Asiatic, although more Persian or Central Asian than Far Eastern.

They do. The Poles, having fought the Turks and Tatars over and over for a few centuries, picked up quite a few Ottoman and Central Asian styles.
Guest  
13 May 2009 /  #24
MY BEST FRIEND OF 5 YEARS IS CHINESE!!!
The hard-working mentality of both Chinese and Polish peoples is quite similar.

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