Difference Between Asian Culture And Western Culture

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What is culture? Culture is the way of our life, more simply, it can be defined by our knowledge, languages, beliefs, religions, cuisines, histories, customs and traditions. “The term "culture" originally comes from social anthropology” (Kotter, 1992). There are many types of culture, such as the culture in different countries, families and organizations. First, the Asian culture and Western culture can be represented as the culture in different countries. Second, Canada has merged different background immigrates due to the Canadian multiculturalism policies. Third, the corporate cultures has many connections between each other. These cultures can be combined and integrated into one culture because product evolution, society integration and…show more content…
The Asian culture can be represent as Chinese culture that has dominated the main Asian continent since primitive society; it is one of the Four Ancient Civilizations (alongside Babylon, India and Egypt), according to Chinese scholar Liang Qichao (1900). “It boasts a vast geographic expanse, 3,600 years of written history, as well as a rich and profound culture.” (China Highlights, 2014). On the other hand, the Western culture was derived from Ancient Greece. There are many contribution of Western culture, such as Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the modern civilization. Although, these two cultures are different, they still have some connection and affection between each other. First, the Europe’s inventions has merged Chinese’s inventions. For example, according Chinese history, the four Great Inventions of Ancient China has changed the world, one of them is gunpowder that was introduced to the Western society, then the west use this technic to make weapon. Second, Chinese food affects the Western food. For instance, pasta has become synonymous with Italian cuisine; unfortunately, pasta is not originally from Italy, it derives from Chinese noodles (JULIA, no). Hence, two different cultures can be combined and produced a new
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