- snowy1824Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Around this world there are many countries and every country has their own culture. However when two culture combined together, sometime it may create conflict or changes. Taking America and Taiwan culture into comparison, western culture stress on individual development, as for Chinese culture we focus on overall development. However due to recent society changes, we could discovered that western culture has gradually effects Taiwan . But there are cultures differences between these two countries.
Firstly, we take a look at the differences in foods habit. People from the east take rice as the main food source on the hand the people from the west choose potato and cheese. Beside easterner get used to chop stick while westerner used fork & spoon. Although there are lots of culture differences in these 2 countries, but in the recent year Taiwan has already strongly affect by western culture. These are quite clear from the food we eat, fashion we wear and new building constructed.
Secondly there are differences in family values. Chinese cultures stress on family love ethics. It is common for parent to buy thing for their children, even if they have growth up parent still support them. But it is different in the west. When children growth up, parent no longer support them and they are responsible for all their expenses. In addition, American student started to do part-time job when they are in the collage but such thing seldom happen in Taiwan and because of these we can differential the different the west and the east.
From the above view point, we can see the different between the west and the east. Although it is true that merging cultures may allow us to learn more things however in my opinion, blindly following west cultures does not mean that it will met our need or expectation. However able to accept another culture is a good starting point but able to maintain our tradition and cultures is also very important to us.
- 蜂欣Lv 61 decade ago
Has many countries in world each place, but each country all has
belongs to own culture. But when two cultures fuse in together time,
some times also can have the conflict and the change. Compares by
American and Taiwan's culture, the western culture comparatively pays
great attention to individual development, but Chinese culture
attenion to whole development. However recent years social
vicissitude, we were allowed to discover western the culture gradually
affected Taiwan. But both countries culture or has a difference.
First we may in the diet custom difference. The Oriental is used to
the rice regards as is our main food, but the western person and the
gentleman regards as the potato main food. Or the Oriental custom
takes the chopsticks, the western person custom takes the fork.
Although said both countries the culture entirely different, but the
recent years Taiwan already came under the western culture intense
influence, these from ours diet, the clothing, the building and so on
place all were allowed to see.
Second attachment to family difference. The Chinese culture takes the
dear ones ethics, the parents buys the thing for the child is the very
ordinary matter, even if the child has been grown-up, the parents
still meet the support and help they. But the western culture is
actually different, the children as soon as arrive grown-up, the
parents no longer support and help they, all expenditures all must own
be responsible. Moreover, US'S students when high school can start to
hold concurrent jobs, but very are actually few in Taiwan, also
because we may see western and East's difference like this.
May see the western culture and the Chinese culture difference from
above several us. Although Shuowen melts the fusion may let us study
the renewal the thing. But I thought the constantly pursue west
culture, certainly not necessarily can conform to our demand. However
accepts the new culture no doubt is the good start, but can maintain
traditional the culture also is must often important.Source(s): 我