A Comparison Of Chinese Culture

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Talking about the culture of Asia, most of the people must think about Chinese culture because it influenced the mainstream culture of Asia the most in history. According to Bader (2005), many countries in Asia such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam, their culture were affected by China; they used Chinese characters as written language for centuries. As time passed, the cultural exchange is no longer one-way flow anymore but Chinese culture seem still have an important place in nowadays. So I want to find out the differences and similarities of the culture in Hong Kong and one of the China’s neighbor countries, Korea.

I am going to compare and contrast these two countries in three ways, language, traditional customs and food. As Bader (2005) said …show more content…

However, Chinese characters are too complicated of common people who cannot be educated. Also, since Korea was a foreign origin using Chinese script, the words and meaning of they thought and their spoken language could not be fully delivered. Therefore, the King Seijong created Korean alphabet Hunmin jeongeum which is easy to learn. Although Chinese and Korean are different languages, many words and idioms in Korean are similar to Chinese, for example, China in Chinese is中国(Zhōngguó) and in Korean is중국(jung-gug), they pronoun alike and their surname like Kim, Lee also obtain from …show more content…

Chinese people love to use a round table for having a meal with their family or friend so that they can sit around the table with each other. Anonymous (2008) has mentioned that:

Although the hosts in China are all friendly and hospitable, you should also show them respect. Before starting to eat dinner, the host may offer some words of greeting. Guests should not start to eat until the host says, 'Please enjoy yourself' or something like that, otherwise it suggests disrespect and causes displeasure.

Obviously table manner are crucial for Chinese. This culture we will not found in Korea nonetheless they still stress filial piety like China. As Anonymous (1997) listed “When having a meal with the elderly, wait for the elders to hold their spoon first and keep pace with them,” it just sounds like the same with

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