Globalization refers to “worldwide interconnectedness, evidenced in global movements of natural resources, human labor, finance capital, information, infectious diseases, and trade goods” (Haviland, Prins, Walrath & McBride, 2008, p.19). Along with the movements of these products and peoples comes the traveling of ideas and beliefs also. The world seems to have become smaller due to the technological innovations in communication, travel, and availability of information. This interconnectedness between nations has especially allowed for modern nations such as the United States to have great influence on native non-Western countries. It has allowed for transformation not only in the economy of such societies but also has brought about changes in their cultures and values. Economic reforms in China that opened up its society to globalization began in 1978 with the process of Reform and Opening up. This was the beginning of industrial civilization, cultural modernization, and social transformation (Keping, 2008). Economic growth has since been present for China. Poverty has been reduced but income inequality has increased. Prior to the economic reforms Chinese economy was worse compared to other Southeast Asian countries (Wikipedia, Chinese Economic Reform). Culturally China today is a combination of tradition and modern culture. Chinese culture is one of the oldest in the world. Customs and traditions are different depending on where you are in the country. Most Chinese people practice Confucianism or Taoism (Wikipedia, Chinese Culture). In China’s urban cities today you will find tall buildings, advanced technology, and its resident living and dressing similar as those in the US or Europe, while in some of the villages people still live simply and traditionally, celebrating ancient festivals and practicing the traditional arts (Keping, 2008).
India is another great example of a country that has been greatly
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