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Chinese and American Perspectives on Stigma by Chow S. Lam, Hector Tsang, Fong Chan, Patrick W. Corrigan
"This paper discusses the Chinese and American perspectives on stigma. We review Chinese lay theories on disability and describe their impact on stigma and stereotype formation. These lay theories are understood on the basis of Chinese beliefs and values: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, shame and guilt, and dialectical thinking. An understanding of these lay theories can help researcher and educators better understand observed differences in cognition and behavior between Chinese and American cultures and, thus, provide a means of comprehending and reducing confusions and conflicts between groups."
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