Us and Chinese Cultural Difference

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Week Two Assignment Two
Aly Parker
5/28/13
SOC1001
People of different culture universally have different values and customs, not counting different perspectives on life and different techniques of learning. “Because all humans face the same basic needs (such as for food, clothing, and shelter), we engage in similar activities that contribute to our survival” (Kendall, 2012, p.64). There are many differences that separate the United States and Chinese cultures. Because these two diverse countries do not have similar history or geographic location there are both typical and general cultures differences. Even though these countries have very different cultures, they do have some similarities along with a lot of dissimilarities. Both China and the United States have their own distinctive past, which initiated with their diverse cultures and lifestyles. China is a very traditional country, and it was first established more the five thousand years ago. China has a long history of famine and wars, and this is why the Chinese find such enjoyment in food whenever they receive the chance. Food is a very important heritage of China, and every year during the spring they have a Spring Festival. This festival is one of the most important times of the year for the Chinese, and it was created as a celebration of food and family, and it includes colorful and indulgent foods. The Chinese believe that it is a form of disrespect if you do not celebrate this time of the year with a variety of bright and scrumptious foods. Whenever it comes to friendships, Chinese people do not generally go out looking for relationships with people. They tend to have a small amount of close friends, and these friendships are more commonly known as a responsibility because if you cross that friend you will be exiled from being that person’s friend again. Chinese people take relationships very…...

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