Cultural Implications of the Sino-Soviet Conflict

Cultural Implications of the Sino-Soviet Conflict
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Cultural Implications of the Sino-Soviet Conflict

Author Paul V. Hyer

The Sino-Soviet conflict is based as much in culture as it is in border disputes or ideological approaches to communism. The Chinese have lived for much of their collective past in isolation from the world and with a strong sense of ethnocentricity. China's ancient traditions continue to shape the modern country's attitudes and policies. If the United States wants to better understand China, it must begin by strengthening its understanding of the rich Chinese culture.