Cultural Traditions of China Essay

Cultural Traditions of China
Examines cultural traditions of China from its origins to the present day.
# 57875 | 2,400 words | 10 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper discusses the prehistory of Chinese civilization and, thereafter, the formation of a monolithic China. It examines the country's cultural formation, religion, and its family unit within society. Finally, the paper looks at traditions and customs.

Paper Outline
Prehistory of Chinese Civilization: Nomads, Society, and Civilization
Formation of a Monolithic "Chinese" China
A Schizophrenic Chinese Culture?
Religion as a Pervasive Influence on All Aspects of Life
The Family Unit
Family Unit-Oriented Traditions and Customs

From the Paper:

"In fact, at one point in time, China was quite diverse - politically, culturally, and linguistically. It was only until 221 B.C., its time of political unification, that the drastic homogenization of large areas of land occurred during which "local cultures expanded geographically and began to interact, compete with each other, and coalesce [...] driving the formation of ever larger and more centralized states" (Diamond, 1999)."

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