As I study the Asian curriculum in more and more Asian countries, I have come to a starling conclusion that much of it is based on simple rote learning. There are copious amounts of content and students must "cover" all of the content to regurgitate on exams but there is little effort made to analyze and synthesize information
...and if you can't marry east and west, perhaps you can just DANCE a little so that the two cultures can at least meet!
Good luck. The pity is that both sides have so much to offer and so little opportunity to make it happen. That is what teaching in Asia is what about actually, in my opinion. Not to say the picture below is not an incentive to come and work here!