The Meaning Of Culture;.The Way Of Life, Especially The

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The Meaning of Culture; The way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time. The characteristics of culture; a) Culture is LEARNED. It is not inherited or biologically transferred. Most of culture is learned (cultural characteristics, 2017) from family, friends, media and other influences. b) Culture is SHARED. Of a group, people share the same basic beliefs and ideas which is what draws them to each other, although the difference in certain ideas and beliefs, when shared in a group contribute to new cultural diversity. c) Culture is based on SYMBOLS. (cultural characteristics, 2017) Language, money, and art are all symbols. Language is the most important…show more content…
Then there is their common way of self-provision for their basic needs through agriculture. Rice, potatoes, peanuts, fruits, eggs, cotton, corn, wheat, tomatoes, tobacco, tea, sweet potatoes, and soybeans are the staples of agriculture, also to include beef and dairy cattle, chicken, and hogs (Julia Furtaw and Carol Nagel, 2009). The most common culture characteristic across China is their language, which is Mandarin, also known as Putonghua. Mandarin is spoken in different ways in different areas, yet it is Chinas official language and is now taught in all the schools. China is the third largest country in the world and is located in eastern Asia. With a land mass of 3,692,674 square miles, the extreme differences of Chinas climates and terrain through its regions range from long and bitterly cold winters in Northern and Western China, too mild to warm winters in central and southern China (World Book, Inc., 2009). Eastern China and southern Manchuria summers are hot and humid, while summer temperatures are extremely hot and dry in the northwestern deserts. Winter temperatures average from 0 degrees F in Manchuria and Tibet through January, and July temperatures average about 80 degrees F through much of China but may reach over 100 degrees F in the northwestern deserts. Rainfall ranges from light in the northern deserts to heavy in the southeast (World Book, Inc., 2015). Chinas terrain is as diverse as its temperatures with the highest mountain
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