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Global America?The Cultural Consequences of Globalization$
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Ulrich Beck, Nathan Sznaider, and Rainer Winter

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239185

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313219

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Americanization, Westernization, Sinification: Modernization or Globalization in China?

Americanization, Westernization, Sinification: Modernization or Globalization in China?

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(p.134) Chapter 7 Americanization, Westernization, Sinification: Modernization or Globalization in China?
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Global America?
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Yu Keping
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239185.003.0008

This chapter argues that Americanization and anti-Americanization exist at the same time in China and have affected politics, economy, education, literature, arts, publishing and even people's habits and daily lives. The signs of Westernization or Americanization include the teaching of English language in schools, the popularity of McDonald's and American films and advertisements. Anti-Americanization is manifested by hatred of the USA and exposing the ‘Conspiracy of Americanization’. For some theorists, globalization and American cultural products contain an ‘evil intent’ to Americanize China and the world.

Keywords:   China, Americanization, anti-Americanization, Westernization, films, advertisements, globalization

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