Our country has various languages, religion, culture, tradition etc. Western culture is also called European civilization, Western civilization or Western lifestyle. It is based on certain belief systems, traditional customs moral and ethical values.
Europeanization[ edit ] From s onward, Europeanization and colonialism spread gradually over much of the world and controlled different regions during this five centuries long period, colonizing or subjecting the majority of the globe. The two World Wars weakened the European powers to such extent that many people in the colonies strove for independence, often inspired by nationalistic movements.
A period of decolonization started. At the end of the s, most colonies were autonomous. Those new states often adopted some aspects of Western politics such as a constitution, while frequently reacting against Western culture.
Tanzimat and Russian Colonialism General reactions to Westernization can include fundamentalismprotectionism or embrace to varying degrees. Countries such as Korea and China attempted to adopt a system of isolationism but have ultimately juxtaposed parts of Western culture into their own, often adding original and unique social influences, as exemplified by the introduction of over 1, locations of the traditionally Western fast-food chain McDonald's into China.
As examined by author Bonnie Adrian, Taiwanese bridal photos of today provide a striking contrast to past accepted norms, contemporary couples often displaying great physical affection and, at times, placed in typically Western settings to augment the modernity, in comparison to the historically prominent relationship, often stoic and distant, exhibited between bride and groom.
In Koreathe first contact with Westernization was during the Chosun Dynastyin 17th century. Every year, the emperor would dispatch few envoy ambassadors to China and while they were staying in Beijing, the Western missionaries were there.
Through the missionaries, Korean ambassadors were able to adopt the Western technology and culture. In 19th century, Korea started to send ambassadors to the foreign countries, other than Japan and China. After Commodore Perry's visit, Japan began to deliberately accept Western culture to the point of hiring Westerners to teach Western customs and traditions to the Japanese starting in the Meiji era.
Many Japanese politicians have since also encouraged the Westernization of Japan using the term Datsu-A Ronwhich means the argument for "leaving Asia" or "Good-bye Asia".
In Datsu-A Ron, "Westernization" was described as an "unavoidable" but "fruitful" change. After Japan's surrender to the United States and its allies ended World War IIthe Westernization process of Japanese culture was further intensified and today, Japan is notably among the most Westernized countries in Asia.
The Ottoman Empire began to change itself according to western science, practice and culture. The Empire took some innovations from the West. Also, by the contribution of foreign engineers the Empire repaired its old arm systems.
Newly-found schools, permanent ambassadors, and privy councils were essential improvement for the Empire. All these reformations had good impact at the point of collapse.
Also, the innovation brought from European countries shaped the Empire as a nation run along modern lines. As a result, Turkey is one of the most Westernized majority-Muslim nations.
An example of Westernization: Meiji periodJapanPrince Yorihito Higashifushimi in typical Western naval dress uniform with white gloves, epaulettesmedals and hat. Another example of Westernization: Globalization s—present [ edit ] Westernization is often regarded as a part of the ongoing process of globalization.
This theory proposes that Western thought has led to globalisation, and that globalisation propagates Western culture, leading to a cycle of Westernization. On top of largely Western government systems such as democracy and constitutionmany Western technologies and customs like music, clothing and cars have been introduced across various parts of the world and copied and created in traditionally non-Western countries.
However, Westernization has been also reversed in some countries following wars or changes in regime, for example: China excluding Taiwan afterSouth Vietnam after Communist takeover inAfghanistan after the Soviet invasion and Iran after the revolution.
Often it was regarded as opposite to the worldwide influence of Communism. After the break-up of the USSR in late and the end of the Cold Warmany of its component states and allies nevertheless underwent Westernization, including privatization of hitherto state-controlled industry.
Globalization is happening in various aspects, ranging from economics, politics and even to food or culture.
Westernization, to some schools, is seen as a form of globalization that leads the world to be similar with Western powers. Being globalized means taking positive aspects of the world, but globalization also brings about the debate about being Westernized.
Democracy, fast foods, and American pop-culture can all be examples that are considered as Westernization of the world. According to the "Theory of the Globe scrambled by Social network: The comparison with Eastern realities, who decided to ban the American Social Medias as Iran and China with Facebook, Twittermarks a political desire to avoid the process of Westernisation of own population and way to communicate.
This is most visible in former settler colonies such as the United States of America, ArgentinaAustralia, CanadaChile and New Zealand, where the traditional indigenous population has been predominantly replaced demographically by non-indigenous settlers due to transmitted disease and conflict.Jul 02, · Every culture is a combination of some good and bad features.
All in one, culture means â€˜a way of lifeâ€™. Every geographical . Western culture: good or bad? broadcaster in In , the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"He argues that in Europe all that scientific knowledge could only flourish because people cast off the constricting influence of. Western culture is not altogether bad, although it has made our life faster but enhanced the technology has also made our life easier and comfortable.
We need to give importance to our Indian culture which taught us to live in peace and harmony with other by the way of increasing our tolerance and patience.
Jul 02, · Influence of Western Culture on Indian Society. Discussion in 'Religion & Culture' started by hello_10, May 9, Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > hello_10 Tihar Jail Banned. Every culture is a combination of some good and bad features. All in one, culture means â€˜a way of lifeâ€™.
Every geographical body has its own custom viz. culture. Western culture is not altogether bad, although it has made our life faster but enhanced the technology has also made our life easier and comfortable.
We need to give importance to our Indian culture which taught us to live in peace and harmony with other by the way of increasing our tolerance and patience. Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, and European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin.