Since 1840s, the Opium War has made Chinese poor and weak.This resulted in Chinese suffering from insults. A lot of Chinese elite I thesociety were confident that for the decline in China were attributed to theChinese traditional culture. Many Chinese people lose the culturalself-confidence.
Since the Reform and Open, Chinese started to regain theirconfidence slowly, especially in their traditional culture. Nonetheless, Chineseare still open to accept valuable insights from western culture.However, theydo have to consider about their uniqueness in their history and culture whenaccepting new insight.