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Ways of Being Romantic

Romance Differs Internationally

Romantic traditions vary greatly from culture to culture. Julia Karet's ESL writing students at Chaffey College in California compare romance in their countries—China, Japan, and Mexico—to romance in the United States.

a rose
Photo: S. Peters

A single rose


Different Romantic Styles:
Chinese and American
Hsiu-Mei Yen from China

Different Concepts of Romance:
Traditional Japan and America
Noriko Watanabe from Japan

Similarities between Romance in
Mexico and the United States
Lorena Vasquez from Mexico

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