A Survey on Profound Cultural Diversities and Distinguishability of China
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 60-76
Received: Mar. 26, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 19, 2017; Published: Oct. 23, 2017
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Aniruddha Bhattacharjya, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Department of Electronics Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Fang Zhaohui, Department of History, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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Chinese culture is so substantive content-wise, so broad in diversities, and has had so long history, which is so distinguishable from its outsiders. Most significant components of Chinese culture embraces music, literature, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, philosophy, religion, ceramics and architecture. China’s literature is in black and white in one language for more than 3,000 consecutive years, resulting easy to read those literature by the Chinese nation in all parts of the country, in spite of steady modifications in pronunciation, the advent of regional and local dialects, and alteration of the characters. Confucianism, Taoism and Chinese Buddhism are pillars for compositions of social values. Chinese architecture was bring into being from more than 2,000 years ago, is almost as old as Chinese civilization and has long been a significant hallmark of Chinese culture. Chinese classic texts are enriching the world with a wide range of topics comprising constellations, calendar, astrology, astronomy, poetry and many more. Chinese art encompasses all characteristics of performance art, folk art and fine art. Chinese painting considered a highly esteemed art in court circles incorporating a diverse variation of Shan shui with specialized styles such as Ming Dynasty painting. Drama is an additional old and significant literary form. China has a very antique and rich convention in literature and the dramatic and visual arts like workings of Confucius (551-479 BC) and Lao-tzu (probably 4th century BC). With rich Chinese philosophical, religious, and historical writings, China also produced dramatic writings, novels, and poetry from an ancient. Chinese drama generally combines vernacular language with music and song and as a result it has been widespread and very popular among the general people. In the famous Peking Opera of the present era, a wide range of popular and standard themes are staged, which is undoubtedly the best known of several operatic traditions that developed in China. China is one of the foremost birth places of Eastern martial arts. The arts have also co-existed with a range of weapons comprising the more standard 18 arms. Chinese tea culture is an essential component in daily life of people. China's legendary tradition endures to the present-day, although much 20th-century writing has focused on efforts to improvement or revolutionize or reform China. Under Communism, writers have been anticipated to endorse the values of the socialist state. Regardless of the fact that China has steadily become modernized during the last one hundred years, the naturalistic view of life is still engrained deeply into the Chinese mind of the contemporary era.
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Chinese Literature, Visual Art, Poetry, Novels, Calligraphy, Music, Tea Culture, Dragon, Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Aniruddha Bhattacharjya, Fang Zhaohui, A Survey on Profound Cultural Diversities and Distinguishability of China, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 60-76. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20170505.13
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