Why have Chinese lost more of their traditions, values, culture, social customs, traditional courtesy and habit compared with other East Asian nations like Japan, Korea and Taiwan?

Ancient Chinese customs (including clothing styles) probably died after the Ming Dynasty was taken over by the Qing Dynasty – the Qing Dynasty was a Manchurian led dynasty that forced Manchurian customs and habits on its people. But it was really the ending of the Qing Dynasty, the establishment of the ROC and finally the […]

Why is South Korea more advanced and successful than China?

The premise is debatable. Let’s take an unbiased look at the achievements of each country in the last 20 years: China since 1999: -Has lifted millions out of poverty -Sustained enormous YoY GDP growth under Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping -Hosted their first Olympics -Rose up to surpass Japan as the world’s second largest economy […]

How close are China, Korea and Japan culturally, socially, and historically?

This is a complex topic, but I can generalize and simplify it best as, Korea and Japan took cultural cues from Ancient China but their culture eventually diverged as their countries became more developed and unique. China was the most influential state in East Asia for most of its history. The biggest change to Chinese […]