Essay about Distribution of Civilization: Music in the East

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Distribution of Civilization:
Music in the East Before the intrusion of western society in recent years, Chinese culture has been conservatively sustained through traditionalism and consistent refusal of outside interference. As a result of such conventionality, hip-hop style music had never been a part of Chinese sociological repertoire in the past; therefore, the introduction of new aged and progressive material, as briefly described in Sociology (2010), is a classic example of cultural diffusion by the very nature of the term’s definition and spirit. While it would appear that the integration of another culture’s art form would be a catalyst to change, the complete opposite is true; for the power of such a medium can be felt by
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Despite the restrictive nature of earlier days, today’s China has begun to successfully share with other areas of the world by offering access to news and radio broadcasts, electronics and cinema projects. Evidence of this can be found on American movie and television screens, which show the work of famous Chinese action stars, such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi and Jet Li. Through the works of these notable ambassadors, an average American can find greater ease to receive and understand the people of China, and its society; as “not only were Chinese martial arts movies a great showcase for Chinese kung Fu, many of them had gripping storyline, great acting, strong production and strong social themes” (Cheong, 2010, para. 21). In summary, the submission of modern westernized music into the old-fashioned culture of China is likely to cause permanent sociological change through the significance of its words, ideas and thought provoking abilities. More specifically, these transformation capacities are direct alterations that affect the way citizens from all walks of life will view their experiences, as well as bring recognition between nations that can lead to better understandings and relations in the future. Similarly, western society has been heavily influenced by the offerings of the Chinese film industry. The popularity of these action stories strongly indicate that China, as a culture,

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