Saturday, April 3, 2010

A War on “Westernization” in China

A fair share of readers have taken international relations or global economics courses in college. And even more people reading this currently mow through a daily assortment of news and blog content. It would not be presumptive of me, then, to assume that you know the ubiquity with which the term “Westernization” is used in both academic and daily communication.
But the word “Westernization” is usually meaningless. Authors and laypeople alike need to quickly reduce the frequency with which they use this term.

(By the way, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve used the word too much in the past; just call me a Reformed Semantic.)

There are four reasons I am declaring a war on the word “Westernization”.

This is the beginning of post published on a popular blog called china/divide. To read the rest, click here.


  1. Hey Kev!

    Great piece on china/divide. Was just going over it a while ago.

  2. Great observations Kev!!!!