historical uniqueness of traditional China

Eelak Chong
Mind Map by Eelak Chong, updated more than 1 year ago
Eelak Chong
Created by Eelak Chong almost 6 years ago
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CAR (Ways of Chinese Wisdom) (Part A: Cultural interaction and assimilation ) Mind Map on historical uniqueness of traditional China, created by Eelak Chong on 04/27/2014.

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historical uniqueness of traditional China
1 characteristics
1.1 develop on its own

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  • traditional chinese culture seemed homemade with our being slightly influenced by any outside elements
1.2 limited knowledge about the West

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  • in dealing with completion of history
1.2.1 lack of interactions between China and the World

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  • X intensive & meaningful interactions
1.2.1.1 Sino centri approach

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  • in dealing with compilation of history
1.2.1.1.1 Middle kingdom

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  • Adoption of Confucian (儒家) concept of the 'middle kingdom' to understand the world in hierarchical (分級) terms 
1.2.1.1.2 3 distinctive layers

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  • Top:  ChinaMiddle: 'periphery (周邊) states' influenced by Confucianism in a China-centered tributary (支流) system Bottom:  'barbarians' (蠻夷)     
1.2.1.1.3 diplomatic flexibilities

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  • Tang Empire: not restricted by the sense of diplomatic superiority originating in Sino centrism
2 Discussion in West
2.1 being focused since 1949

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  • Focus of attention in international politics since 1949
2.2 The Painted Veil

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  • Dr. Fane was not welcome by local Chinese inhabitants when he came to rural China to help during the outbreak of cholera epidemic
2.3 To Change China: Western Advisors in China by Jonathan Spence

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  • illuminates countless challenges that frustrated foreign missionaries, doctors, teachers, engineerings and revolutionaries who had been try to "Change China" for more than 300 years
3 Comments
3.1 Skeptical of correctness
3.2 cultural exchange had already taken place over centuries
3.2.1 open-minded mentality of Chinese people

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  • regarding the issue of introducing foreign cultures
3.2.1.1 How Chinese elements influenced historical development of other countries?
3.2.1.2 How foreign elements influenced China historically?
3.3 many elements were traceable to China

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  • - many elements which shaped its developments were traceable to somewhere outside China;  - historical development of other civilisations were more/less related to China as well
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