Participation in EWC programs focused on creating an Asia Pacific community through dialogue, educational and cultural activities, and public outreach.
The earliest civilizations which influenced the development of western culture were those of Mesopotamia ; the area of the Tigris—Euphrates river systemlargely corresponding to modern-day Iraqnortheastern Syriasoutheastern Turkey and southwestern Iran: What we think of as Western thought today originates primarily from Greco-Roman and Germanic influences, and includes the ideals of the Middle Agesthe Renaissanceand the Enlightenmentas well as Christian culture.
Alexander the Great In Homeric literature, and right up until the time of Alexander the Greatfor example in the accounts of the Persian Wars of Greeks against Persians by Herodotuswe see the paradigm of a contrast between the West and East. Nevertheless, the Greeks felt they were the most civilized and saw themselves in the formulation of Aristotle as something between the wild barbarians of most of Europe and the soft, slavish Middle-Easterners.
Ancient Greek sciencephilosophydemocracyarchitectureliteratureand art provided a foundation embraced and built upon by the Roman Empire as it swept up Europe, including the Hellenic World in its conquests in the 1st century BCE. In the meantime, however, Greece, under Alexander, had become a capital of the East, and part of an empire.
The Celts also created some significant literature in the ancient world whenever they were given the opportunity an example being the poet Caecilius Statius.
They also developed a large amount of scientific knowledge themselves, as seen in their Coligny Calendar. It is a mid-sized Augustan provincial temple of the theocratic Imperial cult of the Empire.
Traditional cult was a focus of Imperial revivalist legislation under Decius and Diocletian. The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. For about five hundred years, the Roman Empire maintained the Greek East and consolidated a Latin West, but an East-West division remained, reflected in many cultural norms of the two areas, including language.
Although Rome, like Greece, was no longer democratic, the idea of democracy remained a part of the education of citizens. In the Roman world one could speak of three main directions: North Celtic tribal states and Parthiansthe East lux ex orienteand finally South, which implied danger, historically via the Punic Wars Quid novi ex Africa?
From the time of Alexander the Great the Hellenistic period Greek civilization came in contact with Jewish civilization.
Furthermore, Western Influences on the East, Eastern Influences on the West 39 it is interesting to note that when comparing the performance of Ameri- can, Japanese, and German students on TIMSS mathematics, Japanese students who were working, and scoring, at a higher level were less likely to think that mathematics was easy. the east coast int as bad as they make it seem, theyre talking about the northeast, the southeast however, is even more laid back than the west coast. and notice how they only taked about the LA/San Fransisco area, if they mention the seattle area etc. it would be different. south east is the best though, we are even more laid back, and we have. The WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings Barcelona, Spain The West East Institute 83 The travel behavior For the travel behavior of foreign students studying in higher education in the Thailand in Table 5 are following.
Christianity would eventually emerge from the syncretism of Hellenic cultureRoman cultureand Second Temple Judaismgradually spreading across the Roman Empire and eclipsing its antecedents and influences. Roman culture also mixed with CelticGermanic and Slavic cultures, which slowly became integrated into Western culture: Medieval West[ edit ] Two main symbols of the medieval Western civilization on one picture: After the fall of Romemuch of Greco-Roman art, literature, science and even technology were all but lost in the western part of the old empire.
However, this would become the centre of a new West.
Europe fell into political anarchy, with many warring kingdoms and principalities. Under the Frankish kings, it eventually, and partially, reunified, and the anarchy evolved into feudalism.
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Stereotypes of East Asians, like other ethnic stereotypes, are often portrayed in the mainstream media, literature, internet, film, television, music, and other forms of creative expression in American society.
These stereotypes have been largely and collectively internalized by society and have mainly negative repercussions for Americans of East Asian descent and East Asian immigrants in daily interactions, .
(Chapter 1) In discussing East Egg and West Egg, Nick states "To the wingless a more arresting phenomenon is their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size." Indicate what the "dissimilarities" might be. It is commonly believed that the standard math levels of Asian students are generally higher than those of American students.
The Program for International Assessment (PISA) is an international test of students’ performance in math, reading, and science. Students and their parents need to understand the realities of aiming for these colleges and universities on the east and west coasts of the United States.
Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, and European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.