DESTINATION: Chinese Traditional Culture


DESTINATION CHINA


There are many diverse opinions when it comes to defining culture. There are more than 160 academic definitions of culture used throughout the world, according to Kroeber and Kluckhohn, two American cultural anthropologists who wrote “the critical research about the conception and definition of culture.” The Latin term that gave rise to the English word “culture” originally meant “the cultivation, fostering, education, development, and esteem in western society.” Edward Taylor, a British anthropologist, defined culture as a collection of skills and behaviors that people possess, including knowledge, belief, art, morality, and law, among others, in his 1871 book “Primitive Culture.”
The term “culture,” or “wehua” in Chinese, has been used in China for a very long period. While “hua” is characterized as variation, formation, and creation, the original meaning of “wen” pertained to the weaving of colors, adornment, and objects. The meaning of “hua” expanded to include transformation, indoctrination, and cultivation because it is said that “all things on earth are given birth and stimulate growth.” Ancient Chinese conceptions of “culture” can be divided into spiritual civilization, which frequently corresponds to “armed force,” “Kungfu,” and other things.
These definitions indicate the kind and stringent manner in which the nation is ruled, embracing politics and ethics, with their positive idealistic content. A method and idea for regulating society was also symbolized by the word “culture” as a verb by our forebears. Some definitions also include the traditional culture of China, which includes food, customs, and various traditions. It was not only opposed to but also associated with the conquest of armed forces, which included the strategy of “trying fair means before using force” and “making policy and military achievements.”

Characteristics

The evolution of Chinese civilization and the principles that have guided society throughout history are reflected in China’s traditional culture. It is thought to be a culture that all Chinese people who have lived in China since its origin have contributed to. The following list of Chinese cultural traits highlights a number of them:

1. Inheritance:

Traditional Chinese culture has been passed down from generation to generation for several centuries, changing somewhat but largely remaining unchanged. Despite changes in the environment, the people have retained a unique style of thinking over generations.

2. National characteristics:

Chinese traditional culture is often considered peculiar to others as it is  different from other cultures.

3. Long history:

Chinese traditional culture has a long history that spans 5,000 years.

4. Extensive and profound culture:

Traditional Chinese culture has been passed down from generation to generation for several centuries; changes have occurred but have not significantly altered the culture. Despite environmental changes, the people have retained their own style of thinking over the decades.


By: Miss Cherry May Timbol – Independent Reporter

You can support my work directly on Patreon or Paypal
http://patreon.com/cherrymtimbol
http://Paypal.Me/cherrymtimbol
Contact by mail: cherrymtimbol@newscats.org
Contact by mail: timbolcherrymay@gmail.com

 

Support

Newscats – on Patreon 
Payoneer ID: 55968469,
or support us by PayPal:

 

President Trump Won!!

“Liberals” – Why are you so fucking stupid??

Ad

Your ad here?