Shock Culture Shock Essay

5954 Words Nov 13th, 2013 24 Pages
The Comparison of Culture Shock and
Reverse Culture Shock
Name: Cai Miaosen Instructor: Li Binbin
1. Introduction
In recent years, the people who pursue their overseas studying have doubled in number. The overseas returnees also increase at a fast rate. Many people who have already got the foreign passport or the right of residence of other country gradually return to motherland to work and settle down. But unfortunately many of these people are suffering the varying degrees of culture shock or reverse culture shock. They are playing an indispensable role to China’s social and economic development. Therefore, the research of culture shock and reverse culture shock are of great necessity and realistic significance.
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The reverse culture shock the phenomenon when people returning to their home culture after they are accustomed to a new one can produce the same effects as described above. This results from the psychosomatic and psychological consequences of the readjustment process to the primary culture. The affected person often finds this more surprising and difficult to deal with than the original culture shock.
In recent years, with the rapid development of China’s economy and the high pace of globalization, more and more Chinese want to pursue their overseas study. Some of Chinese and overseas Chinese who have already got the passport or green card of foreign countries or the right of residence in the foreign countries return to China working or settling. The number of returnee is increasing with the development of China’s economy and they are playing an important role in the development of social economy.
3. The manifestation of culture shock and reverse culture shock The manifestation of culture shock includes light levels of mild discomfort to deep psychological panic and psychological crisis. The manifestation of reverse culture shock is more complicated than the manifestation of culture shock.
3.1 The manifestation of culture shock
According to Oberg, culture shock mainly includes the following manifestations.

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