Japanese Culture vs. Chinese Culture: the Loss of Patriotism

1473 WordsNov 13, 20116 Pages
The Japanese Culture vs. The Chinese Culture: The loss of Patriotism Dallas was launched to Europe in the 1980s. Before it was launched to Europe, the ideal mission for European television was has generally been perceived as educational. According to Ang’s essay, “(Not) Coming to Terms With Dallas, most European critics believed that television should be a “window on the world” for the mass audience, and should enhance people’s awareness of their duties as national citizens. Yet, Dallas, being an American commercial television soap opera, is totally different from the European critics’ notion of “quality programs”. Today, many people believe that Dallas has led to the commercialization of European television, which is frequently cited…show more content…
Hence, the Japanese culture was not position in serious public discourse. No one seemed to care about the cultural contamination at that time. Even today, not many people worry much about it. Nowadays, the Japanese culture signifies popularity, fashion, and update. Chinese people, especially the youths, mostly admire the Japanese culture. I have grown up in an environment where watching Japanese cartoon, reading Japanese comics, and playing Japanese games is my daily event. People who are closely tied with the Japanese culture are considered to be fashionable and up-to-date. Japanese comics, games, signers, clothes, etc. are tremendously popular among the Chinese youths. Since the Chinese official critics did not reject the Japanese culture as the Europeans did, Chinese people who dislike the Japanese culture often suffer and feel isolated. Under peer pressure, they have no choices but to accept the Japanese culture. They are different to those who disliked Dallas because they do not get a sense of superiority from the Chinese official critics. Understanding the Japanese culture is heavily charged with ideological meanings and pleasure, and yet the masses are able to focus on the merely the pleasure of the Japanese culture, while they tend to ignore the negative ideological meaning. This is done by the Japanese culture industry because it is necessary to hide the “bad parts” of the Japanese culture. That is, the Japanese are only
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