A Comparative Study of Sino-US Festival Culture

Jing-xia Lü

Abstract


Festival culture is an important carrier of the emotion and spirit of a nation. The study of holiday culture is an indispensable part of the study of a national culture. Since both American culture and Chinese culture have the characteristics of diversity and pluralism, a comparative study of them is meaningful. This paper studies some of the major festivals in both China and the United States of America, compares the similarities and the differences in the festival practices and trys to reveal the national personality, cultural value orientation, and the national spirit of them for the purpose of a better understanding and harmonious developmeng of the two cultures. Keywords: festival culture; comparative study; Sino-USRésumé: La culture festival est un vecteur important de l'émotion et l'esprit d'une nation. L'étude de la culture de vacances est un élément indispensable de l'étude d'une culture nationale. Comme la culture américaine et la culture chinoises ont toutes les deux les caractéristiques de la diversité et du pluralisme, une étude comparative d'entre eux est significative. Cet article étudie plusieurs grands festivaux en Chine et aux États-Unis, compare les similitudes et les différences dans les pratiques de festival et essaie de révéler la personnalité nationale, l'orientation des valeurs culturelles et l'esprit national pour une meilleure compréhension et un developpement harmonieux de ces deux cultures.Mots-clés: culture festival; étude comparative; sino-américain

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720100603.015

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