Essay about A Comparative Analysis Between Aboriginal and Chinese Cultural Differences

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The rapid growth of globalisation and internationalisation of trade in resources, especially human capital, has made managerial of culture differences ever so important as to understanding the different variables (Hofstede G, 2010). In this paper, the Power Distance Index (PDI) of both Chinese and aboriginal traditional cultural value and belief in family, social life and workplace is going to be examined under the scope of Hofstedeā€™s dimensions. To a truthful stereotype, both culture heavily emphasis upon power distance in a form of age-grade social hierarchy, the variance in its operation however made these cultures unique. The value and beliefs of Confucianism has embedded upon every aspect of Chinese life, putting emphasis upon power …show more content…
(Whyte 2004). In return, under the law of reciprocity by Confucius teaching (Confucius 1885), the elders of the family usually help their child with housework and childcare (Li 2011).Contrastingly, although the aboriginal culture expect the young members of the tribe , totemic groups or clans, to pay respect to the elders, but it is not a requirement. Though elders of the aboriginal clans are seen as wise and deserve respect (indigenous Australia 2015), most of the recent young generation of aboriginals does not longer pay respect to their elders of the tribe(J. R. Beckett 1988). Throughout the years of rapid economic and social development of western cultures upon the lands of Australia, the integration of technological entertainment has led many young aboriginals to choose life of western culture (J. R. Beckett 1988). This consequently eroded various traditional powers of the elders, including prescribed marriages and control of family affairs, making them a figurehead rather than a person of power (J. R. Beckett 1988); Thus in a workplace scenario it is important to understand that a Chinese employee may respect an employer out of the power structure embedded into their every sociological thinking, whilst an aboriginal employee may respect the employer out of politeness due to the power system.