There was another interesting term, high context culture and low context culture.
Britain and Germany have low context culture.
During the class, I did not know which culture we have in China.
Now I understand that we are in a high context culture.
I only want to describe one social occasion happening in UK and China. The reasons can be easily got.
An English man asks another person for dinner, he will say directly: hey, do you want to eat together with me?
A Chinese person will say: hi, how are you, are you busy recently, it is such a coincidence that both of us are free today, let us do something, how about going out for a dinner?