Chinese Vs. Japanese Culture
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The paper relates that the Japanese culture was greatly influenced by the Chinese, however, their cultures today remain very different from each other. The paper shows how both the Chinese and the Japanese have similar views when it comes to the family and women's place in society but the Japanese have a hybrid culture while the Chinese culture is of a heterogeneous quality.
From the Paper:"Japanese culture was greatly influenced by the Chinese; however, their cultures today remain very different from each other when examined closely. What the two Asian countries do have in common is that both of them have survived thousands of years and both are intricately immersed with the family unit or structure and the hierarchy of society. In terms of social comparisons, both the Chinese and the Japanese have similar views when it comes to a woman's place in the family and society. Both cultures adhere to the patriarchal views of position and both give the power of the governing of families to the eldest male in the household. Both cultures have also built their families with extended members. There is no doubt that the family unit is equally important in Japanese and Chinese culture."
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