Characteristics of Eastern Civilization
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Now that we have examined what we call a Western Individualism and an Eastern Collectivism, what were the ways that these two cultural approaches influenced the growth of societies from small nations to larger kingdoms and empires? What were the differences between these two cultural types?
How did the Eastern religions and philosophies influence the evolution of Chinese and Indian civilizations? What can we learn from these belief systems as our society continues to evolve in the present?