ANT 101 Introductions to Cultural Anthropology
There are so many different cultures in this world. I have chosen to write about two cultures that I have never known the difference between the Japanese and the Chinese. I knew that the findings will be knowledgeable and interesting. They both have some very similar characteristic and personalities. Most of their customs and beliefs are similar but different.
The Japanese have 55 minority groups inhabit the more remote regions of the country and they have their own unique culture, language, and customs. Even though the country has a land area of 3,691,502 sq miles making it the world’s largest nation they are divided into Inner and Outer China. The majority of the Chinese people are of the Han descent. They identify with the dominant national culture and have a sense of history and tradition that dates back to over 100,000 years and include many artistic cultures.
The Hans basically separate themselves front he other Chinese. In the north and west their climates are to dry to grow rice, so wheat is the most stable grain. For breakfast is consisting of noodles or wheat bread. In the south part of China they may start their breakfast off with rice porridge, or congee served with shrimp, vegetables, and pickles. Lunch is similar to breakfast and dinner is the day’s largest meal. All meals are served soup and the soup is the last course like dessert. Meat is expensive and is served sparingly. Chinese eat parts and species of animals that many other cultures do not such as fish head, eyeballs, bird’s feet and saliva, and dog and cat meat. Tea is the most common for them to drink unsweetened and black, with milk, or yak butter. They are fond of sugary soft drinks. Beer is a common beverage.
When having a special occasion and a large family get together entails big, elaborated meals. Dumplings re served at the spring festival. Moon cakes are served at the moon festival. No rice is... [continues]
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