Similarities between Chinese culture and American culture
Apart from both the Chinese and America having the largest land after Russia, they both possess a capitalist economy. That implies that their economies as well as their industries are majorly controlled by the private owners who are motivated by profits and not the government. In China, this capitalism was introduced by Deng Xiaoping while on the side of the Americans; it has been like so for a long time (Levinson, et al, 123-124). Bradley A, and Mica Pollock Similarly, the Chinese and the Americans are very important actors in the global field for they anchorage substantial political and economic influence. This is attributed to their advanced goods and services as well as their expertise towards the global markets. In terms of education, they both value education and they both have policies and procedures that promote the education systems for their youths. Just like in America, a large number of pupils do enroll in higher learning classes in China. Equivalently, they both value family time and that can be demonstrated by the fact that they like to attend family gathering for events as well as the fact that they do eat at the same table as a family (Hung, 84-85). When it comes to technology, the Chinese and the American people are obsessed with it. That is evident by the fact that they are the fastest producers of all the technological gargets for instance IPod. When it comes to children, both the Chinese and America parents love their kids and they can do all it takes to protect their kids. They have very advanced infrastructures that help them to advance at a very fast rate. They are both superpower all over the world and they have many research centers that enable them to be super powers.
Differences between Chinese culture and American culture
Although similarities do exist between the Chinese and American cultures, they as well possess their difference. They do include but not limited to collectivism and individualism respectively. This implies that the Chinese populaces contemplate about thoughts in a collective sense while considering how their activities will affect the people around but on the other hand, the American populaces do prioritize their individual goals over the collective ones (Levinson, et al, 123-124). On the side on the social configuration, the Chinese people have a very prescribed and ordered configuration and it is as well seen in their business and family life unlike the American’s where there is superior flexibility between groups with workers and mangers, children and adults resulting to mutual decisions leading to togetherness. Equivalently, their morals and values do differ in that the Chinese culture allows people to treat others well and showing decorum and restraint when discussing whiles the American people do discuss openly and humbleness is associated to weakness and softness (Hung, 84-85). Again on the same point, the Chinese unlike the Americans do have a strong sense of right and wrong. The freedom of speech is another factor that brings about another difference between the two cultures. The Chinese are sternly bound by decorum and they do honor the views and opinions of others while the culture of their counterparts the Americans do give room to a continuous discussion even if it might be leading to a conflict. Lastly, the Chinese put more prominence on building social networks towards the concluding a business while the Americans contemplates on promptness and efficiency while building business dealings.
Hung, Eva. Translation and Cultural Change: Studies in History, Norms, and Image-Projection. Amsterdam [u.a.: Benjamins, 2005. Print.
Levinson, Bradley A, and Mica Pollock. A Companion to the Anthropology of Education. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Print.