This is a follow up to my previous post. I have been thinking about this for some time now and want to ask the why question. I have heard and read several explanations. I think they may have some truth to them but I also want to talk about an additional possible explanation.
Tag Archives: Chinese culture
This will be a controversial post so let me explain in detail before throwing any cyber tomatoes) Hu Jintao and many other top ranking Chinese officials have spoken about the need for cultural influence and development of Chinese culture. But Chinese culture does not have as much influence in the rest of the world today and now even among Chinese, much of their traditional culture is being replaced with outside influences. I believe that as China becomes more wealthy and politically influential some level of cultural influence will come with that as well. But I don’t think economic development alone will do the trick for seriously developing one’s own cultural influence among one’s own people and others people.