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Why do we build our culture self-confidence?

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Since 1840s, the Opium War has made Chinese poor and weak. This resulted in Chinese suffering from insults. A lot of Chinese elite I the society were confident that for the decline in China were attributed to the Chinese traditional culture. Many Chinese people lose the cultural self-confidence.

Since the Reform and Open, Chinese started to regain their confidence slowly, especially in their traditional culture. Nonetheless, Chinese are still open to accept valuable insights from western culture.However, they do have to consider about their uniqueness in their history and culture when accepting new insight.

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