Essay by babycatmeCollege, UndergraduateA, November 2004

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What is culture? When you meet a young man that his culture is different from yours, you first see it in his clothing, jewelry, and hairstyle. Next you hear it in her speech and unfamiliar beliefs. All these characteristics are indicative of culture -- the patterns of behavior and thinking that people living in social groups learn, create, and share. A people's culture includes their beliefs, values, norms, language, style of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, jewelry, that are passed from one generation to the next (Henslin 39).

Each country has its own culture. The popular culture in China has a big difference from the United States. The United States is a country full of immigrants. New York City is the capital of the world. No matter where we go, we can see people in all kinds of skin color. People came to this land to find their new life, establish families here, generation by generation.

Unlike old days in China, when we saw a foreigner walk on the street, everybody will look at him. Because they are travelers, and we don't see them that often, better take a good look at them before they're gone. In the U.S it's different; People never get excited when they see another person from different society, because we are so into a large global society.

They're so many cultural differences between China and America, such as food, climates, religion, population, school and greeting. Many people believe that food is very important to their culture when you move to another country. People always try too keeping their custom in their life. Food is an important part of daily life for Chinese people. Chinese, not only enjoy eating, but also believe eating good food can bring harmony and closeness to the family...