National culture or international culture? (Harmonious)
August 24, 2008 4:46am CST
Nowadays, we can see American girls wearing traditional Chinese costume. In the process of globalization, to be national or to be international is a dilemma for almost every culture. While the global integration has foster thorough culture interchanges and made purely national culture practically impossible, many countries with their distinct national culture still hold a conservative attitude toward being international for fear of losing their national identity. Admittedly, as it's the reflection of the outlook of a people, national culture is especially to her people as priceless spiritual treasure and ought to be cherished and preserved. However, there're also positive reasons to advocate an international culture. As the traditional Chinese costume adds some irresistible oriental glamour to her beautiful figure, the embracing of elements from other cultures will surely do great benefit to a culture. The fresh ideas coming in, controversial or even unreasonble as they may seem at first sight, provide a different perspective for us to observe the world, which is essential to social progress. It is multiculturalism in a society that essentially makes the society and its people diverse, colourful, vigorous, and open-minded. In my eyes, to be international is the undisputedly the better choice if the nation wishes to adopt an open-minded way of progressing.