1. Keep your hands below the neck. First and foremost, touching a persons head is considered VERY rude is most parts of Asia. In Buddhist culture the head is the highest part of the body and thought of as sacred. The feet, on the other hand, are the lowest part of the body and considered dirty.
How do you show respect in Asian culture?
Chinese CultureHandshakes are the standard, casual greeting. In formal situations, people bow slightly or nod politely to greet one another formally. If seated, the Chinese will stand up out of respect when they are introduced to someone.Always greet those that are older than you first.More items
What is considered rude in South Asia?
Public displays of anger, raising ones voice and screaming are considered to be bad manners and extremely impolite across Southeast Asian countries. The concept of face is very important in Southeast Asia culture.
What should we not do in Asian culture?
Sneeze, cough, or blow your nose while youre at the dinner table. Hug or kiss your significant other in public. Pay special attention to this cultural taboo if you travel to Vietnam, Indonesia, or Malaysia. Use your feet to point at things, especially an image of Buddha.
How does Chinese show respect?
Bowing, Touching, Clapping and Shaking Hands in China When Chinese bow they make a fist with their right hand and hold it in the palm of the left at stomach level and bow slightly to deeply depending on how much respect they want to convey.