Face, or miàn zi, is a commonly-heard term with regard to Chinese culture but it can be hard for Westerners and non-Asians to completely grasp and understand. In the following article key points of Face will be discussed along with examples of gaining face and losing face.
The exact phrase appears not to occur in Chinese, but ‘to lose face’ (diu lien), and ‘for the sake of his face’, are common. Among the English words of Chinese origin, lose face is an uncommon verb phrase and a unique semantic loan translation.
Chinese Face Mapping: An Ancient Guide to Healing Your Face & Body The eyes never lie and the face tells all. It is true that the eyes are the window to the soul and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the face is the map which decodes the mind, body, and soul’s silent language.
What Your Face Says About You? Most of us are familiar with using palm reading to determine fate and fortune. How about face? Face reading, also physiognomy, is a science which predicts the fate by reading the facial features of people. As the saying goes “personality and thought can be judged by ...
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your face is a map of everything that ails you, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While this may sound farfetched to some people, many traditional healers contend there is a science of sorts to the theory.
'Face' in Chinese Business Culture One of the most obvious ways in which this plays out is the avoidance of public criticism in all but the direst of circumstances. Where in a Western business meeting a boss might criticize an employee’s proposal, for example, direct criticism would be uncommon in a Chinese business meeting because it would ...
Of all the idiosyncrasies of Chinese culture, the concept of “face” is perhaps most difficult for Westerns to fully grasp. And because “saving face” is such a strong motivating force in China, it’s also one of the most important concepts in understanding the Chinese Mind.
In the picture below you will see a Chinese face map. It shows the different parts of the face and their corresponding internal organ. The Chinese believe that you can tell a lot about the health of your body simply by looking at your face.
Chinese face reading is a fascinating practice that you can apply today to discover health issues. It’s quite simple to read your face for clues about your health. Find out how it’s done! Chinese Face Reading for Health Diagnosis
In face reading, eyes are the symbol of rank while nose is the symbol of wealth. Many people believe that nose indicates the luck for official career and wealth. In the three proportions of face, nose takes the most important central part and it generally tells one's luck after middle age (between 41 and 50 years old).