Originally Posted by mordecai
I have an interview with a Chinese P/E firm this afternoon. Is it true that the Chinese consider looking your interviewer in the eye when speaking to them is disrespectful? Where the hell are you supposed to look?
Depends on many factors, especially where they did undergrad/worked + home culture + whether they're dicks. If you're interviewing at a truly Chinese PE firm without being actually Chinese, you're probably pretty boss and whatever you do will be used to support preconceived notions they already have of you.
Korea is a different beast ... calculating the levels of respectfulness would give me a headache. I don't know how they do it.