La Mobilité de la Notion de Face dans la Pratique du Restaurant des Chinois The Notional Changing of Face in the Practice of the Chinese Restaurant

Xiaomin YANG


The restaurant is an important public place in Chinese daily life. It is as much family sociability and friendly sociability that professional. This is also the place where you can observe all interactions stimulated by the notion of face. Through the choice of restaurant and the dishes, individuals and work units are all trying to “give face” and at the same time to “turn up the face”.

Key words: Face; Chinese; Restaurant; Mobility; Network


Face; Chinese; Restaurant; Mobility; Network


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