To What Extent Has Globalisation Influenced One or More Aspects of the Culture in Your Country? Illustrate Your Answer with Examples

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- 10-3-24 pm10:28 To what extent has globalisation influenced one or more aspects of the culture in your country? Illustrate your answer with examples Due to the development of globalisation, “a global culture was seen as being formed through the economic and political domination of the United States which thrust its hegemonic culture into all parts of the world” (Featherstone, 1995, p87). As well as economic change, culture change is heavily influenced by globalisation. Culture can be generally defined as the way of life of a people, it refers to the socially learned behaviours, beliefs, and values that the member of a group or society share. (Ess and Sudweeks, 2001, p88). For example, form Starbucks to MacDonalds, American life…show more content…
Professional pop singers also adopted foreign music style to Chinese pop songs and achieved success. For example, Chinese singers Coco Lee, Jay Chow and Leehom Wong are three popular Chinese R&B or Hip hop singers and they all won best songs or best singers in important rewards in China. Especially Coco Lee, her music style includes American hip hop, r&b and Chinese pop, which is quite different from other musicians in China. She is the first Chinese who perform in the 73rd Oscars Academy Awards by singing one of the Academy Award nominee for Best Original song. Besides, Coco is also the first Chinese singer who had a solo concert at Walt Disney Concert in Los Angeles, USA. As Fig 1 shows, she will have a world tour with her latest Mandarin album ' 'East to West ' ', including to the Americas and other places. Fig 1. The poster of Coco Lee 's ' 'East to West ' ' gigs 3 8 - 10-3-24 pm10:28 In contrast, many foreign singers also hold gigs in China because of the globalization 's effect. Not only Asian artists from Korea, Japan and Singapore but also some musicians from European countries have successfully opened their music market in China (i.e. Black Eyed peas, Avril Lavigne and Beyonce). As Fig 2 shows, it is the poster of Beyonce 's concert in Beijing, 2009. Fig 2. the poster of Beyonce 's Beijing concert 2009 4

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