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This post was edited by Rearwindow at 2014-8-14 16:25

The Chinese has its own way of looking at cultures around the world, predominantly from sino-perspective. I guess, a common way is that China would often compare cultures around the world to its own civilization. Though the purpose was to build self-confidence in its own civilization, it also recognized pitfalls and flaws in its own civilization.

Western civilization (European) is generally highly-regarded in China, but China also learnt about the ancient civilizations such as Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamia.

Is Chinese culture "highly regarded' in the West? Does the West evaluate Chinese culture by comparing it to roman civilization?

What are your views?
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This post was edited by robert237 at 2014-8-14 19:16

It's hard not to admire European civilization.
Traveling the world while killing native peoples for their land and resources is as admirable as watching a pack of hyenas
gang klling an antelope. Too bad we only see the bloody, merciless killings of wild animals on nature shows instead of
a realist representation of the bloody and merciless killings of native Americans or those natives of Australia, New Zealand,
and the rest of the Americas, both North and South by the greedy, blood thirsty Europeans.
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Of which you and your ancestors are a part.
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jay_dee Post time: 2014-8-14 06:38
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It's impossible for those in the U.S. to appreciate Chinese culture when they think
"keeping up with the kardashians" is excellent entertainment.
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This post was edited by KIyer at 2014-8-15 13:53
robert237 Post time: 2014-8-15 13:16
It's hard not to admire European civilization.
Traveling the world while killing native peoples for  ...

There are excellent, compassionate and great humans among all civilization. At any given time or duration (these last a few hundred or thousands of years), it is the predominant majority/minority who control the people, who make up the reputation of the civilization. You are not among those that contribute to their worst actions or earned ill reputation. The ancestors of ALL us, in all civilizations were a mixed bag - they did good and bad things. It is the individual and their attitude that counts. You can walk proud.
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KIyer Post time: 2014-8-14 19:51
There are excellent, compassionate and great humans among all civilization. At any given time or du ...

Thank you my friend.
I was just pointing out what any observer from beyond our little planet would clearly see.
Why are there so many people of European decent all over the world?
It wasn't this way 500 years ago.
What happened to all these self sufficient and functioning civilizations?
Why are those who forced themselves on the most of the world still killing? Will they ever be satisfied?
Why do these people who claim to be intelligent spend so much time supporting ragged superstitions they call religions.
It would be better if they did this only out of greed. This way at least we could give them some credit for reasoning
as brutal as their actions are.

No, any objective observer from beyond our planet would not admire the Europeans at all.
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