Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
An extraordinary recollection of how a woman coped with Western values and beliefs which are different from her Eastern principles is all set to fire up readers’ interest as author Kumiko Watanuki releases through Xlibris, the new book written in Polish Spotkanie Wschodu z Zachodem.
Its narrative is a telling of one person’s past, present, and future between two different worlds: East and West. Watanuki tells an extraordinary recollection of how one young woman coped and continued to cope with Western values and beliefs that are so different from her Eastern principles. Her personal journey begins with the family and cultural history. Her espoused philosophical and ethical values are deeply rooted by blending of Shintoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. She is often asked how a person of Eastern ideas and values could function in the United States where the Western philosophy dominates. “Not easy,” she says.
She explains “When I came to the United States forty plus years ago I brought with me my own psychological and behavioral qualities, including language and the arts, religious practices, family structure, and values and attitudes.” These psychological and behavioral qualities work either against each other or together to form and shape new immigrant into a participant in the culture of the United States.” In this process, she became and is a bi-cultural person.
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About the Author
Dr. Kumiko Watanuki is an Adjunct Faculty in the School for New Learning Department at DePaul University of Chicago. She is the author of Business and Career Planning Workbook in English and in Polish, and her doctoral dissertation, Excellent and Culturally Sensitive Teaching and Learning. She lives in Chicago, IL.
Spotkanie Wschodu z Zachodem * by Kumiko Watanuki
Publication Date: March 18, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 100 pages; 978-1-4500-4254-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 100 pages; 978-1-4500-4255-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-4256-7
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