Prompt option one: Cultural adoptions
Cultural adoption is reflected in all aspects of life, by my personal experience, I think food and festivals are the most typical example. Food is a good impression of cultural adoptions. KFC, McDonald’s are internationally renowned restaurant chain, and very popular in China. When these restaurants just begun to entry China, local people target them as luxury food restaurant, because at that time, people’s living standard is not high, and consumption in these restaurant s is relatively large for customers, which directly led people think eat at these restaurant is a relax of daily life. In contact, American people think KFC, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut as a fast food, which is cheep and fast, and not healthy. When I came to East Lansing, I found some American Chinese food, like orange chicken, which I never see in China restaurant. This is change of Chinese food, in order to comply with local tastes. KFC also did a similar things, for comply with local tastes, they provide rice and local flavor products in China, which can never found in USA. These are good examples to show food culture adoptions.
Festival is an important manifestation of culture adoption. The Chinese famous traditional festivals are Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day and Dragon boat festival. In these days, people will stay with their family and enjoys local customs, like eat moon cake in Mid-Autumn Festival or eat Zongzi and watch dragon boat racing in Dragon boat festival. These practices are all have historical allusions. Today, people began to live overseas holidays, like Christmas, Valentine’s Day. Chinese people will give their favorite people an apple in Christmas Eve, which represented their best wishes. In Valentine’s Day, lovers will prepare gifts, and rose is best and most famous choice. These are festival culture’s fusion in China. More and more countries are now celebrating Chinese New Year together, like fireworks in the landmarks, and overseas Chinese has celebration activities in local place. These are proves of festival cultural adoption.