All we did was ask! : Exploring health-related behaviours and beliefs in Taiwan

Cecily J. Mattes, Amarjit Mann


This paper reflects the perspective of two English teachersin Taiwan who are trying to gain greater insight into thehealth related behaviours and beliefs of the localpopulation, comprised of both native Taiwanese andforeigners alike. Not only are preventative measuresdiscussed with regards to health, disease and illness, butalso the causes and remedies. Definitions of both healthand wellbeing are also key components of the interviews.The purpose of this investigation is to illuminate thecultural differences and similarities that exist between theEastern and the Western health paradigms.

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