What's the difference between Chinese culture and western culture?

    When comes to this topic, we are likely to take some concrete things for example. so this time let's summarize it~ 

    Chinese Culture:
    1. A culture based on masses (collectivism). People placed country and family  above your own self.
    2. A culture that is based on humanism and people
    3. To resolve the relationship betwen man and nature, the chinese attempts to  fuse the human and 'heaven' as one. (天人和一)
    4. To resolve people and people's relationship, chinese uses ethics and  tolerance (中恕之道)
    5. To resolve human and spiritualism, chinese emphasizes internal cultivation  (修身养性)
    6. A focus on balance and mean. By 'mean', it means 'middle way'. You don't  go into extremism. Peace is always honoured.
    7. Pay homage to heaven and earth, as well as bearing a remembrance to the  homeland. (敬仰天地,思乡怀土) This was accorded to the fact that chinese had been a  farming civilization and therefore will be more prone to remember their  land.
    8. A culture that expands internally rather than outwards.
    Some of the disadvantage of old chinese culture:
    1. Debase women and chauvanistic
    2. An over-emphasis on past history instead of present (lacks pragmatism)

    then your turn.l ol

    Any comments are appreciated.

    +1  Views: 1402 Answers: 4 Posted: 6 years ago

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    Freedom of speech,  mainly. 

    Freedom covers most of it as a difference,china has freedom as long as they agree with the powers that be and do not say too much against them..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<

    The differences between western and Chinese culture are as follows and they differ in many ways.
    The Chinese have a strong sense of community.They generally think first in terms of "we" rather than "I," which is the western culture's way of thinking.Society,friends and family are valued above the self.Stability and harmony are concepts the Chinese observe,especially the elder ones,and they believe the way to achieve these concepts is through respecting others and deserving their respect in return.Wisdom,seniority and ability are important Chinese values,unlike Westerners who respect wealth,achievement and business success
    China is officially considered an atheist country.Most Chinese practices are related to religious and superstitious beliefs rooted in Confucianism,Buddhist and Taoist principles.Eastern religions (especially Buddhism) believe in one reality; all creatures are equally valued,and humans can become better through enlightenment.The major Western religions (Christianity,Islam and Judaism) consider both material and non-material realities; only humans are important,and people become better if they control their sinful thoughts and deeds.
    Family and Relationships
    Family is the fundamental element of Chinese society.Members of a family generally live together or nearby.They help and support one another and respect the elders and parents.They are friendly with other people,but believe strong relationships need time and patience to build to make them solid and long-lasting.In Western countries,you can make easily lots of friends,but friendships don't last long and they change a lot over time.Young adults generally have their own lives and see their parents and families a few times a year,on holidays.
    According to the January 15,2011 issue of "The New York Times," China has the reputation of being the best among 65 countries regarding students' performance in math,science and reading.The Chinese principle is clear:education is top priority,not only in the big and famous cities and schools,but also in rural areas.Western countries generally consider education a means to get a diploma; in China,education is a purpose in itself.Even if the new generation thinks the way the Chinese school enforces education "kills independent thought and creativity," there is much passion for learning and respect for intellectuals and knowledge in general.


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