Category Archives: Non-Western Cultural Developments

Overview of the social hierarchy, based on the class-color continuum, and how social stratification developed in and around this hierarchy tendency within Non-Western cultures

West Africas Encounter with Portugal

Map 1. World Exploration, 1271-1611. (Sayre, 2013) In this discussion we turn our attention to the indigenous people of West Africa. Since the Portuguese were more interested in fostering trade prospects with Africa a large percentage of their encounters with … Continue reading

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Latin American before and after the Spanish

Map 1. World Exploration, 1271-1611. (Sayre, 2013) This discussion revolves around the indigenous people of South American, who are the people living in the areas of this region before the written word and exploration by Europeans. The diversity visible in … Continue reading

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Foregin Influence on Japan

Map 1. World Exploration, 1271-1611. (Sayre, 2013) In this discussion we will review the indigenous people of Japan, their courtly refinement and their rivalries over whether Buddhism should be introduced into the country. Japanese culture can be defined by the … Continue reading

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India’s Cross-Cultural Encounter

Map 1. World Exploration, 1271-1611. (Sayre, 2013) In this discussion we will turn our attention to the indigenous people of India and their encounter with the Islamic west. The people of India were more tolerant of outside forces and in … Continue reading

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China’s Limited Encounters

When detailing cross-cultural encounter many times the discussion veers in the direction of Non-Western cultures encounter with Westernized cultures and vice versa. Usually when these types of encounters are documented there are striking differences witnessed by both cultures, Non-Western and … Continue reading

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Social Stratification of Non-Western Culture

There are a number of Non-Western cultures – cultures not having primary roots in ancient Greek and/or Roman thought – around the world who divide themselves into groups. Many times these groups are based on some sort of social hierarchy … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Contact during the Renaissance

Cross-cultural encounters, during and after the Renaissance, gave Europeans exhilarating possibilities. It allowed them the ability to explore new lands and meet new people. The lands of China, India, The Americas – both north and south – and West Africa … Continue reading

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