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Westernization china (new presentation)

  1. 1. Westernization of China
  2. 3. First Westernization <ul><li>1842 End of the Opium War with Britain </li></ul><ul><li>China lost the war </li></ul>Review in the History <ul><li>Develops two majors schools of thought </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt complete western ideas and ban Chinese tradition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt partial western ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Degradation of the Qing-Dynasty </li></ul>
  3. 4. Review in the History Culture Revolution <ul><li>1966-1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Ban all western influence </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed a lot of Buddhist Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>1976 Mao Zedong died </li></ul><ul><li>Deng Xiaoping becomes new President  international openness </li></ul><ul><li>New western influence in China </li></ul>Deng Xiaoping (China) and Jimmy Carter (USA), 1979.
  4. 5. Calendar + Holidays <ul><li>Lunar Calendar typically in old China, but today Gregorian calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Festival most important Holiday in China, but Christmas, Halloween become more and more popular </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern absolutely unknown </li></ul>Western Influences Today
  5. 6. Western Influences Today Eating Music <ul><li>Presence of almost all major fast food chains </li></ul><ul><li>All in all traditional Chinese food more important than western food </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1970 big western influence in Canton  Canton Pop </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular is Chinese folk music and classic music </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>It doesn’t affect all the aspects of a society in the same way: the most “superficial” ones are more permeable to changes </li></ul>Final thoughts <ul><li>China’s “openness” had a great economical impact </li></ul>
  7. 8. Final thoughts <ul><li>“ Westernization” is a process that works both ways </li></ul>
  8. 9. Westernization of China
  9. 10. References <ul><li>http://www.groundreport.com/Opinion/The-sociological-concept-of-westernization-in-Indi/2886868 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.new-bern.nc.us/images/Compass-West.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westernization </li></ul><ul><li>http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Xiaoping </li></ul>

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