Cultural Universals

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Question Description

The main goal of this paper is to gain knowledge on the social-cultural characteristics of a country (China, for our project).

Cultural Universals: China

  1. Religion (Is the country known for the domination of a single religion or different religions? Is any religion conflict known? Are there any conflict religions with the neighbor countries?)
  2. Language and communication (If any, what is the official language spoken? If any, what other languages are spoken in the area? Are there any dialects? What are some of social and political effects associated with groups who speak different languages/dialects than the one of the main stream? What is the linguistic style and communication style? Some verbal/non-verbal taboos to consider. What are some the main symbols used within culture?)
  3. Sex, love, and marriage (Some of the related beliefs and practices; same sex marriage, etc)
  4. Values (How would you describe the main values of the population living in the country? What do they believe in? How are the group/individual dynamics? What is the role and place of females in society? What is the role and place of elders? What about children?)
  5. Rites of passages (What do people celebrate and how? Birth, high school graduation, engagement, marriage, death? Describe associated meaning and any material culture)

Guidelines for Paper

  • Title Page includes:

Your Name / School/ Semester

List of Cultural Characteristics


  • At least 5-6 pages double spaced with 1 inch margins from each side - (title page and bibliography do not count as a page)

12 Times New Roman pt. font

  • Page numbers on each page, excluding cover page and bibliography
  • Bibliography or Works Cited page with at least 5 approved references Electronically submitted
    If possible please submit these to me ahead of time and I can get them approved by my teacher.
  • The Structure of Paper
  • Introduction

Explanation of the cultural characteristics researched on a country. How did researching these cultural characteristics help for a better understanding of the so called "business environment" of the country? Basically, this paragraph should be a brief description of the organization of the individual paper. Note: Do not repeat the text from the annotated bibliography here. That will result with a failing grade.

  • Body

The body of the paper can be structured based on the set of cultural characteristics discussed in the paper. It is a research paper so sources should be used widely and truthfully.

  • Conclusion

This part is a description of the importance of the cultural information for a better understanding a country's population and culture, and especially for conducting a successful business in that country. Individual recommendations will lead in the group guidance for a successful business.

  • Bibliography

List all the sources by using one of the known formats

Tutor Answer

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Social-cultural Characteristics
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When it comes to cultural practices, every nation has got their own practices which
are different from other nations. This paper will provide the cultural practices of China. This
nation is chosen because it is known to have some unique cultural practices that will bring a
more understanding of this topic to the readers. China is one of the largest nations in the
world which implies that the population must also be high as compared to the other nations.
There are several ethnic groups that have their own cultural practices. When it comes to
business environment, culture is one of the primary things that make businesses to grow and
make huge profits. When venturing into new environments, the entrepreneurs are always
advised to familiarize themselves with the cultural practices of the new region. This enables
both the sellers and buyers in a market to communicate and understand one another as well as
the business terms.
When it comes to religion, China is a multi-region since there are several religions
followed by citizens in this nation (Ying et al., 2017). Buddhism is one of the religions which
was introduced to China around 2000 years ago. It was divided into the other three groups
namely Han, southern Buddhist, and Tibetan. This religion influences culture in a significant
way through art, literature, and ideology. Art is represented by the stone statues which are
found in this region while literature is by many poems which have driven ideas from the
Buddhist. This is the most important religion in China and a majority of the citizens have
participated in the Buddhist activities. The second one is the Confucianism which may not be
a real religion but much of a philosophical system. This religion was introduced to be like an


education platform to educate people through the use of the four books and five classics.
There are a number of Confucius temples in China where candidates go when doing some
crucial examinations. Taoism is also a religion in China which wa...

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