From a place of delight and good humor, the Chopsticks-Fork Principle encourages people to realize and understand (and laugh about) how we are all at least bi-cultural in a way that shatters stereotypes yet explains the generalizations. The talk is an invitation to first wonder “Can the Tooth Fairy survive the Melting Pot?” “Can you fail or succeed simultaneously in two cultures?” and “What happens when you have a sub-conscious but your (grand)mother doesn’t?” and then to explore how the discussion help listeners re-think their own cultural heritages.
Cathy Bao Bean
Chair, Society for Values in Higher Education
Cathy Bao Bean is a daughter, mother, wife, author, immigrant, and public scholar. Alumna and former board member of the Claremont Graduate University School of the Arts and Humanities, she is a teacher/learner who has presented her ideas to audiences at over 450 universities, libraries, prisons, and professional associations in the US and China. She is also Chair for the Society for Values in Higher Education and the Founder/Director of the SVHE Workshop for College Teachers in China.
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