Culture Justice of the 21st Century: Diverse Civilization

  •  Huarong Li    


The main theme of this paper is culture justice, which is the new paradigm of culture development in the 21st century. The 21st century is characterized primarily by globalization and by the rapid development of science and technology. Confronted by the opportunities and challenges offered by these changes, different countries and people with different cultural traditions will make important judgments and decisions in light of their own experiences and in their specific cultural contexts. As to the impacts of globalization on culture, basically, there are two different views, one being positive, the other negative. So far, most researchers in this area worry that through the cultural exchange the western culture can easily supplant the local culture, causing reduction in diversity through hybridization or even assimilation. Under such circumstance, it is of extreme necessity to have a study on the trend of cultural development and to help the people of different cultures to establish correct attitudes to the challenges. But up to now, there is little research discussing the basis of cultural development and no focus is put on constructing the principle of culture development. Aiming to construct the principle of culture development in the 21st century and to provide a positive attitude to face the globalization, this paper made a research on cultural exchange between china and foreign countries and studied the achievements, characteristics and problems in the Sino-foreign cultural exchanges. The conclusion is drawn that diverse civilization is the basis for national equality and human right, the world needs all kinds of cultures and that we should inherit and develop our cultural tradition and use the achievements of diverse culture, to make progress through innovation with each passing times.

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