LIBST110A FINAL PROJECT
Does Globalization Influence Chinese Culture?
Bezlova, Antoaneta. “From Cultural Revolution.” Global Policy Forum. Global Policy Forum, 28 July 2006. Web. 5 May 2016. <https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/162/27646.html>. The article by Bezlova on Global Policy Forum website illustrates the various areas in which Chinese culture has failed to meet global requirements. Bezlova implies that Chinese culture is lying behind, and its character has become obscure despite its global power as a manufacturing powerhouse. Adopting of Chinese modern culture is illustrated as a solution for China to improve its global cultural image and its persuasive power.
The depiction of adoption of modern Chinese culture as a necessary solution infers the changes in Chinese cultural identity due to globalization. The article gives information regarding on how globalization can be used to improve on culture in China. For instance, the article implies that modernization can help to improve China’s cultural market and consequently the cultural character and identity. Therefore, this article can be used to support the fact that globalization has resulted in a modernized Chinese culture. This article is available on the official webpage of Global Policy Forum. The publications on this website are based on research, are done by experts and policy makers, and hence are suitable for academic use as they offer factual data.
Boye, De Mente. Chinese Mind : Understanding Traditional Chinese Beliefs and Their Influence on Contemporary Culture. Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2009. Print. In his book, De Mente evaluates the effect of globalization from the perspective of three dimensions. These dimensions include the traditional Chinese culture, the modern Chinese culture, and the Western culture. De Mente argues that globalization has resulted in much influence on the Chinese culture. However, he states that the integrity of the Chinese culture is not affected by globalization. De Mente accounts for the maintained integrity of Chinese culture to the existence of traditional principles that form its core. The new Chinese culture that exists presently, though being unique and having elements of all the three-dimensional lenses that De Mente uses, is based on the Chinese principles of culture.
De Mente’s book is indispensable in answering my research question in various ways. One of the importance’s of this book stems from its informative nature of the traditional Chinese culture. Understanding the core principles of the Chinese culture will be essential in its comparative analysis with the modern Chinese culture to infer whether it has been influenced by globalization. Part II and Part III of the book are of crucial importance in answering my research topic as they give an analysis of traditional and present Chinese culture. These two chapters will help in evaluating how Chinese culture has changed with time.
Edmund, Moy. “Chinese Calligraphy Meets Modern Computer Technology.” Asianweek 12 July 2000: 15. Print. The article by Edmund covers an instance of incorporation of Chinese culture and globalization, in which case it is perceived in terms of the Western culture and use of technology. The article evaluates the inclusion of modern culture to Chinese calligraphy in which case Edmund claims that the resulting culture is unique and more superior. This article will be essential in determining whether the overall impact of globalization on Chinese culture and hence character is adverse or positive. The article further states that the resulting modern Chinese culture is deeply rooted in one of the principles of traditional Chinese culture despite being unique.
The information highlighted in this article is essential in inferring whether there is an impact on Chinese culture and its nature as a result of globalization. The article will help to infer the various changes in Chinese culture due to globalization. This article also seems to advocate for the incorporation of modernization on traditional Chinese culture. Such inference can be made due to the positive depiction of the resulting modern culture after incorporation of traditional Chinese culture with modernization. Therefore, the article supports the existence of changes in the Chinese culture due to globalization.
“Preserving Culture in the Face of Globalization.” China.org.cn. China.org.cn, 30 Oct. 2002. Web. 5 May 2016. <http://www.china.org.cn/english/culture/47161.htm>. This webpage provides an evaluation of Chinese culture in light of globalization. The website implies that traditional Chinese culture, especially in non-materials such as opera, folk art, and dance, is on the verge of extinction and hence promotes the development of institutions to conserve traditional Chinese culture. The website seems to oppose the embracement of Western culture. However, the webpage does not entirely oppose the possibility of incorporating modernization into the Chinese culture. The information in this website gives a perspective of the nature of the impact of globalization on Chinese culture.
This webpage provides irrefutable facts pertaining various issues in China and is hence reliable. This inference follows from the fact that the government of China authorizes the website and the China International Publishing Group, and the State Council Information Office review its publications. The information of this webpage can be used to infer the various changes on Chinese culture due to globalization. Such observations can be obtained by analyzing the various perspectives that government officials and experts consider the Chinese culture to have changed due to modernization..
Wenshan, Jia. Remaking of the Chinese Character and Identity in the 21st Century : The Chinese Face Practices. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001. Print. Jia’s book evaluates the effect of cultural changes on selfhood in Chinese culture. His book primarily covers the aspect of communication in the Chinese culture as it relates to identity and character. Jia proposes that in light of the current problems faced by China, which can be perceived to be as a result of globalization, there is a need for Chinese culture to merge selectively with the western culture. In other words, Jia can be perceived as to be implying that the Chinese culture and the Western social constructionism ought to complement each other.
Jia’s book is essential in that it will help me to understand how globalization causes in the Chinese culture. This book provides an efficient analysis of how Western culture and the Chinese culture interact to determine cultural identity in China. Of critical help is the chapter “Remarking the Chinese Character.” This chapter highlights areas that globalization influences change on the Chinese culture. The case studies in the book are also of the essence as they highlight changes in the Chinese culture due to globalization.
Xu, Qihe, et al. “The Quest for Modernisation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 13.1 (2013): 132-44. Print.
The article by Qihe and colleagues examines the pressure on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to adopt modernization. The beginning of the article sets a platform for a possible improvement of TCM through the use of modernization. Qihe and colleagues explain the clinical basis of TCM. Moreover, they give an account on how globalization pressurizes its changes through the adoption of scientific intelligence.
This article is crucial in explaining how globalization influences changes in Chinese culture and hence identity. Through the understanding of the various ways through which globalization affects Chinese culture, it would be possible to infer existence of its impacts. Moreover, this article creates a platform that suggests that globalization promotes positive change in Chinese culture as suggested earlier by Jia. Analysis of the areas that Jia encourages as being positive will confirm existence of influence of globalization on Chinese culture.
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