‘Chinglish’ – A New York Comedy Explores Cultural Barriers

A recently opened comedy in New York’s Broadway called ‘Chinglish’, is causing a stir for all the right reasons. The play opens up conversation about the communication gap between the English-speaking world and China, but in a light-hearted way. It makes light of the cultural barriers which can happen when an English-speaking person tries to communicate or do business with a Chinese-speaking person. The play is in English and Mandarin Chinese.

With global travel and global business prevalent in today’s world, it is important to understand other cultures and at least try to speak a little of the language. Learning the language and culture of a country creates a connection and relationship with those you meet along the way. ‘Chinglish’ explores the Chinese culture and touches upon common misunderstandings between English-speakers and Chinese-speakers.

Read more about ‘Chinglish’ and watch clips of the play

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