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Prof. XIAO Huafeng: “Cultural Imperialism and Americanization in China”
17. May 2017, 18:00 - 20:00
Along with the practice of the Reform and Open Policy in China in the 1980s, more and more Chinese have been much influenced by American way of life. Undeniably, as Michel Gueldry writes, China has imported capitalism but not democracy(2009). But I think that for the ordinary Chinese people to live an American way of life is more threatening to Chinese traditions than the official practice of American democracy. That is the power of American popular culture.
The lecture is divided into four parts: definition and experience of cultural Imperialism in world history; two implications of Americanization; phenomena of Americanization in China, and personal observations about Americanization.