The Difference Between Chinese Culture And Disneyization
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Nowadays, it is not surprised that Chinese-Western cultural relations appear all around the world because of the interaction. According to Tylor (1889), “culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, arts, morals, law, customs, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by a human as a member of society”. It means that culture is livelihood. Hong Kong had a deep-seated traditional Chinese culture between 1850s and 1930s, with limited foreign cultural. However, Hong Kong changed to be hybrid culture, which contains Chinese culture, Hong Kong culture and western culture, between 1930s and 1960s. Thereafter, Hong Kong changes to local culture versus national and global culture because of globalization since 1970s. As stated by Scholte (2001): “Globalization refers to processes whereby many social relations become relatively delinked from territorial geography, so that human lives are increasingly played out in the world as a single place.” Thus, globalization bringing convergence of cultures in a large extends unquestionably.
Although some related observations in the Skeptics’ perspective argue that the innate character of globalization is “Americanization” and it will lead to more conflicts between different cultures, globalization bringing convergence of cultures. “Disneyization” is one of the significant examples to explain how the cultures can be convergent because of globalization, even Disney is an America’s company. The word of “Disneyization”