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  1. Saving Face. (2004 film) Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Alice Wu, in her feature-length debut. The film focuses on Wilhelmina, a young Chinese-American surgeon; her unwed, pregnant mother; and her dancer girlfriend. It was the first Hollywood movie that centered on Chinese-Americans since The Joy Luck Club ...

  2. Feb 26, 2020 · Saving face or "building face" raises their self worth—obviously a better outcome for everyone. Although in the West we tend to appreciate people who are "brutally honest" or those who get down to business, the opposite often holds true in Asia.

  3. Nov 29, 2010 · Saving Face signifies a desire—or defines a strategy—to avoid humiliation or embarrassment, to maintain dignity or preserve reputation. Eleanor Roosevelt's familiar quote: "No one can make you ...

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  4. Jun 24, 2005 · Saving Face: Directed by Alice Wu. With Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang. A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

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    • Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen
  5. Aug 16, 2018 · So, ‘saving face’ means to keep others from losing respect for oneself or to avoid embarrassment. What is a high-context culture? In China, concepts such as reputation, social hierarchy, and association are incredibly important.

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